25 January 2014

Cougar 12 trail run

Yes...!

Not only did I go for another trail run this weekend but I was able to extend the distance just a little compared to last weekend. I could feel my knee a little most of the time but it never got to the achy stage much less the sharp pain stage. I am definitely healing up now. About freaking time.

The trail conditions were epic! When I got home Shelley said, "Didn't you go running? You're so clean!" And I was. No need to rinse the shoes today.

There were loads of people out today, running and hiking. A couple of times I would swing onto a trail just behind someone that seemed to be the same speed as me but after a mile or two they would peel off. Probably for the best, I just wanted to do my own thing and I tend to get influenced by others way too easily.

The sun was BRIGHT. I was in the fog all the to the mountain and then once I climbed about 50' bang, sunshine. it was fantastic but also VERY blinding. The sun was just above the horizon so the rays went straight into my eyes. I sure could have used a visor today.

I got to "20-minute tree" at 1:07 which is about how I felt all day. Going up De Leo wall was very slow but I didn't walk so I was happy with that.

My knee survived but my fitness has a LONG way to go. I felt out of breath pretty much from the start and on every climb it was that much acute. Luckily I could recover on the descents some and even picked up the speed on two different downhill sections - fun!

I had music with me and it was kind of loud but also fun.

Sleep 7
Waking HR  
Body Weight 11:00 AM - 183
Body Fat 8
Breakfast 6:00 AM - apple sauce, banana, 1 scoop protein powder
Lunch  
Dinner  
Workout Food large bottle w/2 scoops HEED
Injuries  
Therapy  
Time of Day 8:20 AM
Workout Type endurance
Weather mid 30s at the start/parking lot, perhaps 40 at the highest elevations (temperature inversion), calm, dry, sunny
Course  
Results  
Time 1:42:30
Distance 10.6 miles
Pace 9:39 min/mile
Equipment Brooks Cascadia 8, Garmin Fenix
Clothing Injinji Run Original Weight Mini-Crew, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Craft long sleeve undershirt, Brooks short sleeve EZ T III, Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Beanie, Patagonia Capilene gloves

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