Monday, September 8, 2008
Low and Dry at Tuckahoe
Ivan is pretty spry for a 56-year-old. In fact, I'd put his four legs against any two legged 56-year-old out there. He was the only taker I could find yesterday to head out to explore Tuckahoe State Park, post Tropical Storm Hanna. And that suited him just fine, as yesterday was his 8th birthday.
As it turns out, the trails were pretty dry and the tide and creek crossing were fairly low. Seems Hanna didn't have much left by the time she rolled in to Maryland. Ivan and I hit the abbreviated loop (7.5 - 8 miles), and lingered for a while at the bottom of Turkey Hill Trail, so that Ivan could swim around for a while--including into the treadmill-like current. For the record, Keene, Ivan favors the traditional crossing, not the log route ;)
I made it a point to hit all the hills back there at a full run, to maximize hill work for Vermont. I'm hoping to hit Tuckahoe a couple more times by the end of the month, once for a 15-ish mile run, and another for the 10-mile loop.