I didn't pay attention to the year's half way point on June 30, and it has come and gone. If the first 6 months of the year are any indicator, I won't be likely to get much beyond the middle 100s this year, maybe 160,000'. Which would be my worst year for AEG, and by extension of my lack of hiking, miles, too. I'm not doing longer training hikes, and I'm not really that upset. I would have liked it if I had a better spring with more interesting hikes, but what can you do.
Still, what troubles me, is my miles. Now, I'm not just complaining that I am not getting stats, as I am not that concerned anymore. However, I am concerned that without frequent hikes with longer miles, even 10 miles is getting tough. Recently, I started to feel like I am having muscle pulls in my upper legs while out on longer one, and I feel a lot sorer a day or two later, in a way I never really did before. Happened in Zion, and last week on Wrightson. I'm actually just fine on AEG, and didn't have issues doing 4000 feet last week, so that is nice. I'm hoping some of this may be heat related. Though, the pulling sensation does tend to occur when going uphill, so it may be related to both. Always in the heat, though.
It's hard to get miles, I think, down here in this heat. At least I have some trips planned, so I can get out and enjoy some longer hikes.
Nothing more enjoyable than a good hike out of town.