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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pea Ridge National Military Park Sunday Brick

Today I joined some friends for a brick workout.  They meet every Sunday at the Pea Ridge National Military Park.  The park has a 7 mile tour road that has a lot of shade and very little traffic.  The road was recently repaved but it is a chip and seal road so it isn't the greatest surface.  The nice thing about this location is that the group can ride together but each person can maintain their own pace and workout. 

Today, Mandy and Kayle each had a 2 hr 45 min bike followed by a 15 min run on deck.  Kayle's husband Cord had a 70 mile bike planned.  My workout called for a 40 mile ride and whatever run I wanted to do.  I thought my workout would be close to the girls but wasn't sure on the time/distance that I could do.  We all took the first lap easy and stayed together but then we split up and covered the distance in our own paces.  It was crazy how many deer I saw on the ride...though some were probably the same.  A couple times I saw deer in the same spots so they were probably the same!

Below is a picture recap of the park and the workout. 
The Visitor's Center includes a small museum.

There are lots of cannons throughout the park. I thought my Cannondale fit right in!

Description signs can be found in noteworthy spots.
Inside the Visitor's Center is more historical information.
Not my best self portrait but I tried!
We were the sweatiest guests inside the museum for sure!
Thumbs up for being done with the workout...not sure why the soldier isn't as excited as me!
Yes, an ice bath was necessary today!
Map and Elevation Chart of the ride.

3 comments:

  1. Very cool! That looks like an awesome place to do a bike / run!

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  2. I love trying to pose like statues. Great picture.

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  3. This looks like a fun way to get rides in. Wish we lived closer to join you on your adventures!

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