15 May 2013

Chemin des Cretes trail run

Two firsts for me today.
  1. I went for a trail run in Corsica, France!
  2. I WENT FOR A TRAIL RUN. As in my first one since I botched my ankle.
Both were fantastic experiences.

There is a ridge above the town of Ajaccio (where we are staying) and yesterday on our hike I realized these trails were pure gold. So this morning I came back. It was SO worth it.

This time I climbed all the way to top of the ridge and then headed away from town. I felt like I could have gone much longer but this distance was already pushing it so turned around when I got to a logical spot.
Rest assured I was taking it very easy... Easy in terms of pace and easy in terms of watching where the hell I was putting my feet. Especially my left one. I would walk to eat and I would even walk most of the times I drank just so I would not take my eyes off of the trail surface. CAUTION WAS EXERCISED. I also walked the steepest ups and downs.

The trail was amazingly fun; the kind where you really want to let fly. I had to hold back for sure. But I'm really, really glad I went for it today.
I only brought one pair of running shoes with me and I am LOVING them. So comfy, so light. Not the best in terms of lateral support but an awesome race shoe I'm betting.

Sleep 4
Waking HR
Body Weight
Body Fat
Breakfast 5:30 AM - fruit juice
Lunch
Dinner
Workout Food water, Hammer Recovery Bar
Injuries
Therapy
Time of Day 6:15 AM
Workout Type endurance
Weather low 60s, mostly cloudy, dry, calm
Course steep up, rolling/flat, steep down
Results
Time 1:24:52
Distance 8.5 miles
Pace 9:53 min/mile
Equipment Brooks PureCadence 2, Garmin Fenix, hand-held bottle
Clothing Brooks 5" Essential Run Short

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