13 June 2013

Cougar Mt trail run | bike commute | stretching | sauna

Yes! Martin goes running three days in a row with no ankle pain! And likes it! I am taking a moment to declare myself no longer 'injured'. I am now officially just 'weakened' and with some more rehab and training I'll be back.

Got in a quick Cougar 10 this morning with Bill Huggins and although I could not keep up during the second half of the run I did post a reasonable time (for me) AND I HAD A GOOD TIME. Bonus points for that. And the no ankle pain bit too.
Bill and I started very slowly which I for one was appreciating. We chatted and jogged.

At the second road it was piss break time and I could tell by the hill prior to he road that Bill was warming up and that I was falling back. At some point during the next mile he started to ease away from me. It was kind of funny actually, he was telling this long, involved story and slowly he just got out of sound and then eventually out of sight. But I'm not sure he ever stopped talking. :)

Once I was alone I slowed down for a bit and then found my own rhythm. And I enjoyed the perfect trail conditions and the scenery.

At the bridge/finish Bill (who finished in 1:22) was waiting for me and pointed out that the bridge railing was COVERED in tent caterpillars...! The wood was positively crawling. Very cool and slightly disturbing to be honest.

After the run I was NOT sore or beat down, the only limiter was fitness. I am excited about that.
At lunch I got down to the IMA for some more stretching and the sauna. Good stuff and I was marginally looser than on Tuesday.

Sleep 6
Waking HR
Body Weight 12:00 PM - 180 lb.
Body Fat
Breakfast 5:00 AM - apple sauce, 2 scoops Perpetuem, tea
5:35 AM - PowerBar Energy Gel
Lunch
Dinner
Workout Food run - bottle w/2 scoops HEED
Injuries
Therapy
Time of Day run - 5:45 AM
stretching - 1:00 PM
sauna - 1:30 PM
Workout Type endurance
Weather run - upper 50s, dry, clear, calm
Course
Results
Time run - 1:25:54
Distance run - 10(?) miles
Pace run - 9:45 (per my Garmin), 8:35 if it was 10 miles
Equipment run - Brooks Cascadia 8, Garmin Fenix, UltrAspire Isomeric Magnon Handheld
commute - Raleigh Mojave 8.0, Garmin Edge 500
Clothing run - Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Patagonia Capilene 1 Silkweight Stretch T-Shirt
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