Oh MAN did it feel good to be out in the woods again but my right hip did NOT cooperate. I was not comfortable. It made itself known pretty much from the start and just kept getting worse as the day wore on, especially on the descents which is a giant shame as I love to go downhill.
Luckily it was a super day! The weather was awesome, the trails were in great shape and I ended up connecting with Steven Kent and Michael Linscott who lucky for me were fresh off a 50-mile race so we were the same speed. It's so fun to have company.
It was mostly clear up on Chuckanut Ridge so the views were fabulous. We enjoyed them.
In spite of not being comfortable during the run I was still able to muster a smile(?) after.
Here are all the pictures and video.
|Breakfast||6:00 AM - applesauce, 1 scoop Hammer Whey Protein, banana, Udo's Oil|
|Nutrition||2 large Water Bottles each w/2 scoops Perpetuem, 2 big shots of Hammer Gel|
|Recovery||large Water Bottle w/3 scoops Recoverite|
|Time of Day||9:00 AM|
|Weather||upper 40s to low 50s, calm, dry, sunny|
|Course||middle 30k of Chuckanut 50k course|
|Equipment||Brooks Cascadia 10, Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 2.0|
|Clothing||Injinji Run 2.0 Original Weight Mini-Crew, Brooks Equilibrium CoRe Short, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Craft Active Extreme Short Sleeve Baselayer, Brooks Podium LS shirt, JackRabbit Visor, Brooks Pulse Lite Glove II|