Sunday, June 24, 2012

Wine and Trails Weekend

This weekend was extremely fun!

On Friday evening we hung out with two of our friends and had dinner at their house.  It was nice since we hadn't seen them in a little while!

Then on Saturday we woke up at 6am to bike 25 miles, a new PDR for both of us!  It was slow going but now we are (read: I am) more confident to take on the Tour de Keuka, which will be the third of the Finger Lakes that we ride around.  Unless we ride around another one before that!

When we got home we had to quickly change because we were going to do a wine trail with our friends and Seneca7 teammates Sarah and Mark.  We decided to do the Keuka Lake Wine Trail and included in our tickets was the ability to visit 8 wineries and sample 4-5 different wines at each location.  Since the event that we attended was called "Barbecue at the Wineries" we also got to sample different barbecue dishes at each location featuring sauces/spices from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

 Photo courtesy of Sarah

Photo courtesy of Sarah

Photo courtesy of Sarah

I actually lucked out and three places had chicken!  I did get to eat something at each location and gave Mike my pulled pork, brisket, etc.

 Photo courtesy of Sarah

Photo courtesy of Sarah

This was so much fun and we had a great time chatting.  Sarah, Mark, Mike and I have crossed paths many times here in Rochester, but we are just now becoming great friends!

The "trail" portion of the weekend wasn't done, though.  Early this morning we woke up and got ready for the first #trailsroc trail run meet up.  We headed out to Black Creek Park in Chili to hit the trails.  Mike and I have run at/near Black Creek once before but we only ran on a path and on the roads.

 Photo courtesy of TrailsRoc

When we got there almost everyone was there, but a few more stragglers showed up.  There were probably 20-30 people total, it was a great turnout!

Since Mike and I had 11 miles on our schedule we chose the longer of the two options: 6.5 miles.  The shorter option was supposed to be about 3 miles but it ended up being a little bit over 4 miles.  We all started out together at about 10-12 minutes per mile pace and then the two groups split off from each other.

The terrain was varied with some mud, tall (wet) grass and single track.  It was a lot of fun chatting with the other runners and getting to know everyone better.

Originally Mike and I had wanted to add on to our run and do another loop but after we were done we decided against it.  I don't think it is going to hurt us since 6.5 miles on the trails feels more like 9 or 10 miles on the roads.  Next week we will just make sure we successfully complete our 12 mile run.

 Photo courtesy of TrailsRoc

Photo courtesy of TrailsRoc

We finished out the day with some water, bagels, prizes (I won a pair of socks!) and a game of cornhole, that I was terrible at!  (Mike and Eric beat us and Sheila carried our team to a close second). 

All in all I would say that our weekend of wine and trails was successful!

What did you do this weekend?

12 comments:

  1. sounds like a pretty bitchin weekend!

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  2. What a fun weekend!!! I've always wanted to do a wine trail. Love the mustache photo! ;)

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  3. Looks like great fun! And you are right...trail time is more about time on your feet than miles run. In fact, working some trails into regular marathon training increases your strength as the lateral movement and uneven ground works normally "forgotten" muscles and increases balance.

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  4. You guys had a pretty awesome weekend! The wine trail sounds like a lot of fun.

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  5. Sounds pretty awesome. And trail running is hard! I'm always sore after a trail run!

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  6. Looks like such a fun time! I wish Colin and I were there ;) ....then it would've been more fun, obviously ;P lol

    and I love trails. I need some trail shoes.

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  7. I remember Dinosaur bbq! And I miss those wine trails... what a great weekend. Yes- those trail runs definitely feel like the effort of something twice as long!

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  8. Awesome weekend between the running and the cycling! Really nice :) Cute photos.

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  9. What a fun looking weekend! The person who took the photos on the Wine Trail has a bit of a knack, the look great!

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  10. Sounds like fun! Nothings better than a bagel after a run! (and FREE socks!!!)

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  11. Super fun! SOunds like the perfect summer weekend!

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  12. You combined my favorite two things: wine and running:) Looks like an amazing weekend!

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