Get Outta-The-Way Tuesday Trails @ Needwood

  Oh, Man, Oh Man, Oh, MAN!!! Or woman…or person! How about this weather? When it gets like this ya gotta get yer sorry-ass (and the rest of your sorry body too!) out on the single-track. Makes your feet slap-happy. And of course those miles on dirt = big guilt-free appetite sooooo we go to the Outta the Way Cafe afterwards! Sound like a plan? Good! C U there!

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 Parilla and Troll Trail; repeats on Potty Hill.

OK. C U there!

Cheers, Muddy Shoes

Post HEAT Race Saturday Long Run – Needwood to Muncaster

Post HEAT Race Saturday Long Run – Needwood to Muncaster
So, time for a Muddy Shoes Saturday Long Run…or short run if you prefer. You can do what you want! We don’t judge…at least not to your face! Ha! This will be a throw back to the first week of our HEAT Race training program. Waaaaay back in May. We’ll hit the Parilla Path, West Side Trail, Beaver Tale Trail (ask where the name for that came from!) and the Redland Trails (Upper and Lower). Love this run! Keep an eye out for some delicious mushrooms to forage along the way. Just make sure you ask me or Haydar if what you find is edible. All mushrooms are edible…at least once 🙂 This will be a nice little recovery run for all who did Nick’s MD HEAT Race (Congrats to all)
Anyway, C U Trail Maggots on Saturday.
Here are some details:
Where: Lake Needwood hiker biker trail parking lot
Coords: 39.114922, -77.127945
When: 7:30 a.m.
Which Way: I already told you in the blurb.
Distance: Out and back to Muncaster Road is about 9 miles.

Heads up – Muddy Shoes is working with Stone Mill Race Director extroadinaire Sir Barry Hauptman to bring you , once again, four weekends of Stone Mill 50 Miler course preview runs in October. Come get a look-see at what you might be running this November. Then Robin will be organizing the Phantastic Phall Phat Ass the weekend before Stone Mill. We’ll need volunteers to pull all this off. Stay tuned! 
OK. C U there!
Cheers, Muddy Shoes

Trail Tuesday @ Lake Needwood

Well, well, well. Look what day it is! Trail Tuesday! It’s like Deja Vu all over again! (Thanks, Yogi!) And, Class, what do we bad-ass, stinkin’ MFs do every Tuesday rain or shine, dirt or grime? CORRECT! We Run!!! Yup, on the trails of Lake Needwood. Like I always say, “Those trails ain’t gonna run themselves!” So., that kinda leaves it up to us to run ’em. Strap yer trail dogs on and head on over. C…U…THERE! And by the way, MF stands for …um …marathon finishers, of course!
Now, howsabout some 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: Anti-Clockwise Blue Jay Loop and Beaver Tale Trail; repeats on Addie’s Hill. OK. C U there!
Cheers, Muddy Shoes

Terrific Tuesday Trails with Muddy Shoes @ Needwood

Terrific Tuesday Trails with Muddy Shoes @ Needwood Trail Dogs, Tree Slappers, Root Kickers and Mud Lickers! Tuesday Trails with Muddy Shoes awaits you!…as does some Summer weather. Good time to build up your heat resistance in prep for your Fall races. Sweat is good. And so are the trails of Needwood. 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 Parilla Path and Troll Trail; repeats on Potty Hill. *** MD HEAT Race is this weekend! Not to late to sign up either to run or volunteer. One of the best after-run parties evah! http://www.mdheatrace.com/ OK. C U there! Cheers, Muddy Shoes

Little Bennett Trail Run 8/10/19 7:30AM

Hey everyone!

We have reached the end of the 25K training program for Summer 2019. It’s been a hot, muddy, wet & all around amazing summer – they always are, right?

Next Saturday is the MD Heat Race out in Patpasco State Park and if you have become injured (like me) or are not signed up but would be interested in helping out, contact the RD Nick Yates who is always looking for more help.

As for our run, I’ve recreated the course we ended up doing last time we ran out at Little Bennett. It’s a different start/finish area than we do for Winter Trails (Golf course is open) and the horse trailer parking lot has been known to get very muddy & they close it if this occurs. So last time we found the trailhead at the Sopers Branch Trail which can take you into the park and will get you a loop back around to where you started. It’s about 9 miles total. If you haven’t run this loop or get lost in this park please keep the CalTopo map handy on your phone or just print out the turn by turn directions below.

I’ll have have the usual goodies for post run so I’ll see you all there!

When: Saturday August 10th 2019 7:30AM

Where:

Little Bennett Park Day Use Area Clarksburg, MD 20871

https://goo.gl/maps/CJcYFrYvjvEZy9hn7

What: 9 mile lollipop loop

Route to Loop: (Red line on Map)
Sopers Branch Trail Turn Right on Prescott Rd
Prescott Rd Turn Right on Hyattstown Mill Rd
Hyattstown Mill Rd Turn Right on Western Piedmont Trail
Westernn Piedmont Trail to Browning Run Intersection – 2.10 Mi

Loop: (Blue Line on Map)
Continue on Western Piedmont Cross 121 through Parking Lot to Kingsley trail
At Schoolhouse Turn Left on Purdum Trail
Up Pudum Trail Left on Browning Run Trail
Browning Run to Western Piedmont Trail – 4.75 Mi

https://caltopo.com/m/T6R9

Tuesday Muddy Shoes Trails at Lake Needwood

Tuesday Muddy Shoes Trails at Lake Needwood Wassup? That’s not really a question…more of a greeting…an intro, perhaps. Although I do care about how yer day was, I really need to get this announcement out! So save it for the single-track. Yes, Tuesday is upon us, and, like every other Tuesday , we run! How about some 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: Anti-Clockwise Blue Jay Loop and Beaver Tale repeats on Adie’s Hill. +++Attention: Don’t forget about the Groovin’ Woodstock 4.83545748943 Miler XC Race coming your way on 11 August Sunday. Go to www.MCRRC.org to sign up! C U There! Cheers, Muddy Shoes

Saturday Long Trails @ Meadowside

 Yo Trail Doggies,
Get ready to slap your trailies onto your toe-flappers and hit some old, new and new-ish trails of MoCo! This is our next to last long run before we head up to Patapsco for the MD HEAT race in two weeks. This Saturday we go to the friendly environs of Meadowside Nature Center (where we saw the bald eagles this Spring! We’ll be heading out on Spring Trail and Muncaster Mill Trail, crawl under Muncaster Mill Road (After admiring the ruins of Muncaster Mill) and pick up on the new and new-ish North Branch and Kengla Trails all the out to Bowie Mill Road. Yes, we will stop at the abandoned race car for pics and to admire the Muddy Shoes sticker, don’t worry!
Any-hoo, how about some details?
Location: Meadowside Nature Center 5100 Meadowside Ln, Rockville, MD 20855
When: 0730 Saturday Course: I’ll explain it there
Why: Ummm, cuz…running in the woods?

Reminder – The Groovin Woodstock 4.62837117 mile XC Race is Sunday 11 August. Plan on either running it or volunteering. You can sign up at MCRRC.org OK, C U There! Cheers, Muddy Shoes

Yo Trail Doggies,

Get ready to slap your trailies onto your toe-flappers and hit some old, new and new-ish trails of MoCo! This is our next to last long run before we head up to Patapsco for the MD HEAT race in two weeks. This Saturday we go to the friendly environs of Meadowside Nature Center (where we saw the bald eagles this Spring! We’ll be heading out on Spring Trail and Muncaster Mill Trail, crawl under Muncaster Mill Road (After admiring the ruins of Muncaster Mill) and pick up on the new and new-ish North Branch and Kengla Trails all the out to Bowie Mill Road. Yes, we will stop at the abandoned race car for pics and to admire the Muddy Shoes sticker, don’t worry!

Any-hoo, how about some details?

Location: Meadowside Nature Center 5100 Meadowside Ln, Rockville, MD 20855

When: 0730 Saturday

Course: I’ll explain it there

Why: Ummm, cuz…running in the woods?

Reminder – The Groovin Woodstock 4.62837117 mile XC Race is Sunday 11 August. Plan on either running it or volunteering. You can sign up at MCRRC.org

OK, C U There!

Cheers, Muddy Shoes