Tuesday Trails at Lake Needwood

OMG! Last chance to run trails on a Tuesday in July! If that isn’t reason enough to come out and pound some single track around Lake Needwood then I don’t know what is! This will put us just about half way through Summer. Mother Nature is still going to throw some heat and humidity at us but most of us are well conditioned for that by now. Rrrrright…..still we need to get out there and run. Cuz you all know how you get when you don’t get yer runs in…grumpy. So do your friends, family, coworkers and pets a favor, get yer miles in with us. Anyway, here are the details: Where: Lake Needwood hiker biker trail parking lot Coords: 39.114922, -77.127945 When: 6:30 p.m. (warm up 6:15) Which Way: Clockwise Troll Trail and Blue Jay repeats on Potty Hill. C U There! Cheers, Muddy Shoes

***Saturday Long Run @ Sugarloaf – Later Start!

***Saturday Long Run @ Sugarloaf – Later Start!

So, Gang,

This is the weekend that we leave the friendly environs of MoCo and head up to FredCo (also friendly environs) for a little trail running field trip of sorts. Always fun to ‘branch’ out when running in the woods! If you have never been on the trails of Sugarloaf Mountain then you are in for a treat. We have to start a tad bit later because the gates don’t open until 0800. Given that, we can be parked, instructed and pounding dirt by 0815. We are scheduled to do 14 so I have a nice double loop for ya to get those miles in. Sweeeeet! I’ll have water, sweet and salty snacks as well as watermelon for your dining pleasure back in the parking lot.

So, here are the details:

Where: Sugarloaf Mountain Preserve, Urbana, MD 20842 (Meet at East View Parking lot)

When: Saturday 27 July 8:00 a.m.

How Far: the loop is about 7ish. Training plan has you doing 14 for HEAT race

Directions: Go North on Route I-270 to the Hyattstown exit, circle under I-270 and continue on Route 109 to Comus, then right on Comus Road to the Sugarloaf Mountain entrance.

Website: http://sugarloafmd.com/

Carpool if you can.

C U There…or B square!

Muddy Shoes

Frosty Tuesday Trails at Needwood and Outta the Way Café night

So, I heard he weather person say Tuesday will have a high temp of 75 degrees. Whoa! Might have to wear gloves and a parka! Mmm, maybe not, but at least we’ll be comfy on the trails tomorrow. It will be a wonderful evening! Guaranteed or no money back! Moco single track awaits!

After the run we’ll go to Outta the Way Cafe for Nom-Noms and Glug-glugs!

Here are the details:

Where: Lake Needwood hiker biker trail parking lot

Coords: 39.114922, -77.127945

When: 6:30 p.m. (warm up 6:15)

Which Way: Clockwise Beaver Tale and Parilla repeats on Potty Hill.

*** We still need volunteers for the Groovin’ Woodstock XC Race on 11 August. Sign up at MCRRC.org.

C U There !

Muddy Shoes

Effing Hot Saturday Long Run (Shortened) with Early Start Time

Effing Hot Long Run (Shortened) with Early Start Time Well, we know us trail runners are crazy but we don’t want to be too stupid, so we are adjusting distance (shorter) and starting earlier (0700). Please hydrate all day today. there is no sense mucking around with this heat. It IS dangerous. I’ve seen people suffer from heat exhaustion and it ain’t pretty so we don’t want to push it. Here are the details: Location: Wheaton Regional Park 2000 Shorefield Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902 Wheaton Coords: 39.052178, -77.043733 Time: 0700 Course: 8-10 miles C U There, Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Evening Trails at Needwood

Tuesday Evening Trails at Needwood

Sweat-buckets unite!!! Yup, gonna be a scorcher on Tuesday but thats OK. Think heat acclimatization. This is an important step in your endurance training. Suffering now pays big rewards later on. Just make sure you hydrate all day. The more you drink the more often you pee which gives you a reason to excuse yourself from a boring meeting or to get away from that guy/gal that comes to your cube and just talks, talks, talks while you’re trying to work, work, work. Gotta go, ya gotta go Anyway, no matter. Here are the details for the run:

Where: Lake Needwood hiker biker trail parking lot

Coords: 39.114922, -77.127945

When: 6:30 p.m. (warm up 6:15)

Which Way: Counter-clockwise Troll Trail and Parilla repeats either Adie’s or Potty Hill.

C U There ! Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Evening Trails at Needwood

 Yo Trail Ducks,

With the amount of precip we had Monday I thought referring to ya’ll as ducks rather than doggies seems appropriate. However…the weather will be pleasing to your duckiy souls. Warm but with the humidity in check. We might have to do a last minute course change cuz from the looks of it some parts around the lake are flooded (Mudcat Trail, Needwood Trail and some other spots but we’ll still run!

Where: Lake Needwood hiker biker trail parking lot

Coords: 39.114922, -77.127945

When: 6:30 p.m. (warm up 6:15)

Which Way: TBD

A big ‘Don’t Forget’ – this Saturday is our 4th Annual Muddy Shoes Phat Ass at Seneca Creek State Park. Sign up so we know how many are attending. Had around 60 of ya last year! Sign up here!

https://www.facebook.com/events/446012812879365/?ti=cl

Donations accepted…gladly! C U there! Muddy Shoes

Saturday Long Run – Lower Rock Creek

Saturday Long Run – Lower Rock Creek

Fellow Muddy Patriots!

Come celebrate the birthday of our country (a day late). There should be some mud for those that crave it. There will be some humidity too so load up on water and electrolytes for this run on the trails of lower Rock Creek. Two lollipop loops will get you in the 14-ish mileage range in your training for HEAT.

Here are the sordid details: 

Where: Candy Cane City, Silver Spring

Coords: 38.987119, -77.062152

When: 0730

*** The Bob White Phat Ass is coming up on Saturday July 13th. There will be several distance options, plenty of good food and drink and a great tribe vibe. Find more details & signup on the link on our website below. https://mymuddyshoes.org/…/the-4th-annual-bobwhite-fatass-…/

See you tomorrow morning – Muddy Shoes

up on Saturday July 13th. There will be several distance options, plenty of good food and drink and a great tribe vibe. Find more details & signup on the link on our website below. https://mymuddyshoes.org/…/the-4th-annual-bobwhite-fatass-…/ See you tomorrow morning – Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Evening Trails @ Needwood

   The usual run with the usual stinking bunch of trail dogs on the usual trails. It will be hot…you will sweat…hydrate accordingly.

Details:

Where: Lake Needwood hiker biker trail parking lot

Coords: 39.114922, -77.127945

When: 6:30 p.m. (warm up 6:15)

Which Way: Clockwise with Parilla Path and Beaver Tale Trail : Repeats on Potty Hill

*** The Bob White Phat Ass is coming up on Saturday July 13th. There will be several distance options, plenty of good food and drink and a great tribe vibe. Find more details & signup on the link on our website below. https://mymuddyshoes.org/…/the-4th-annual-bobwhite-fatass-…/

See you tomorrow evening – Muddy Shoes