26 September 2012

Cougar 10 | bike commute

Nice! Trails are fun
Today I connected with Todd Morse Tucker and Daniel Paquette (from Fleet Feet Sports) for our usual Cougar 10 loop and although we started slower we closed faster.
ASIDE - seems there is a controversy about the actual distance of this route. Traditionally it has been 10 miles but it never measures that long. Bill Huggins swears it's 9.2 and my GPS (which is notoriously short on pretty much every run) has it at about 8.6. Whatever, the name will never change, it will always be 'Cougar 10' to me. It's the way I was taught.
It was dark! And I'm still not used to that. I recall when I went on my first trail runs ever with Justin Angle and friends a few years ago it was always dark. Now I seem to be a fair weather runner? Bringing along a light is so not ingrained that the last two times I forgot mine and only figured it out a few blocks from home and had to turn back. You just can't operate without a light on these trails.
We started slow 1) because I was in front testing myself to see if I finally had this route figured out and 2) because this is rarely a fast run. The idea is to keep the legs turning over and to be on trails.
I took two wrong turns (luckily Dan knows the way) but did come around by the end of the run. I felt super slow at the start and our half way split was slower than last time but we finished quicker. Nice.
Then I hopped on the bike and rode to work.
The weather is still holding out! Enough so that I only had to wear short sleeves.

Waking HR
Body Weight
Body Fat
Workout Food run - bottle w/1 scoop HEED and 1 tablet Nuun
commute - water
Time of Day run - 5:45 AM
Workout Type endurance
Weather run - mid 50s, clear, dry, calm
Equipment run - Brooks Cascadia 7, hand held bottle
commute - Raleigh Mojave 8.0
Clothing run - Brooks Infinity Short III, Patagonia Capilene 1 Silkweight Stretch T-Shirt
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