Milton Goes The Extra Mile, Virtual Tevis, 14 miles, 10 Days


Awareness of the outside world. Having a Garfield Monday. World will have to take care of itself. (Posts drafted & scheduled in advance, hence the time slip.)

At dawn, we ride.

Drama aside, it’s cooler then.

In other news, Milton went the extra mile.


While Rodney test drove his new shoes, Milton took in a few laps of trot. We calculate that it added up to a mile of extra distance.

I’m keeping it in the bank, as it were. To be added if needed, i.e. Rodney does solo work &/or Milton takes time off.

Meanwhile, Rodney has a normal pace versus …

Rodney’s last lap, heading home, I-wish-I-could-get-this-across-the-diagonal-in-a-dressage-ring, power walk.

Where are we virtually?

Milestone. Watson’s Monument, highest point on the course, Tevis Cup: Watson’s Monument.

14 miles in. Map from Tevis Cup: About the Trail, shading mine. On the map, we have passed Robie Park (start), Squaw Valley, High Camp, & Emigrant Pass.

For the record, last week’s shaded map, 4 miles.

Tevis Cup: Trail Sections & Historic Notes

Data dump

Tuesday, July 27 – 0.

Wednesday, July 28 – 0.

Thursday, July 29 – 1.8 miles. 48 minutes.

Friday, July 30 – 1 miles. 30 minutes.

Saturday, July 31 – 2.2 miles. 1 hour, 6 minutes.

Sunday, August 1 – 2.9 miles. 1 hour, 8 minutes.

Monday, August 2 – 2.4 miles, 55 minutes.

Miles this week – 10.

Speed this week – 2.3 mph.

Time this week – 4 1/2 hours.

Total miles – 14.

Pace, time to go one mile – 25 minutes.

Total hours – 6.

Total days – 10.

Average miles per day – 1.4. Need to keep this >1. At least. More would give us a buffer.

Extra Miles, Milton – 1.

Numbers rounded off for ease of reporting. May not add up as given. I’m keeping track of the fractions behind the scenes. Would you expect any less?

My links
Last week [Tevis, Virtual and Otherwise, 4 Miles, 3 Days]
[VT Archives]

Official links
Tevis Cup: Virtual Tevis 2021
RunSignUp: 2021 Tevis Cup – Virtual Western States Trail – 100 Miles in 100 Days

Stay safe. Stay sane.

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