23 May 2013

Cougar 10 trail run

Damn.

No sooner do I get back into town, fully jetlagged, than Bill Huggins gives me a shout saying we're getting the gang back together for a little Cougar Mountain run.

Go.

My longest run since my injury has been seven miles but I dove in with both feet. And luckily I survived unscathed. Tired, but unscathed. I didn't even fall down or anything. In addition to Bill it was great to see Justin Angle, Bryan Estes, Todd Morse Tucker and Bradlaugh Robinson again.

About 20 minutes in Justin said we were on a 1:24 pace. Obviously we slowed just a bit (thanks to several, very much appreciated by me, pee breaks) but I am very pleased with my ability to keep up as I figured 1:30 was all I was capable of today.

The hills were hard and I was running like a scared runner with an injury on the descents (which is exactly what I am). My eyes were SO focused on the trail and truth be told, this might be a take-away for me as I tended to star gaze while running previously. It could not hurt to concentrate a bit more I'm thinking.

Still, this was MOTIVATING.

Having recently increased the size of my Patagonia wardrobe it was the perfect day to test drive the Patagonia Nine Trails Jacket; it was fantastic! Slightly insulating, not too hot or suffocating and I could practically not tell I was even wearing it.

Sleep 4
Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Breakfast 5:00 AM - Hammer Bar
Lunch  
Dinner  
Workout Food 5:50 AM - Hammer Gel
run - bottle w/2 scoops HEED
Injuries  
Therapy  
Time of Day 6:00 AM
Workout Type endurance
Weather upper 40s, light drizzle, calm
Course classic Cougar 10 loop
Results  
Time 1:25:59
Distance 8.7 (10?) miles
Pace 9:56
Equipment Brooks PureGrit, Garmin Fenix
Clothing Teko organic SIN3RGI Light Minicrew, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Patagonia Capilene 1 Silkweight Stretch T-Shirt, Patagonia Nine Trails Jacket
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