22 September 2012

Tiger Mt Cottage Cheese Ass loop trail run

Today was my second(?) ever attempt at this loop solo and although I did more than a couple of long double-takes I think I have it wired now.

I also felt pretty slow but my time is not bad at all! Interesting how that works. But... there might be a contributing factor. Namely I did not manage to correctly turn off my GPS when I got back to the car. This resulted in a 35-mile route, half of which was travelled at about 60 mph. I had to edit my file and re-upload it. It looked correct but I have been told that this route is 19 miles and my GPS usually measures it at around 17 or 18 (which seems normal as it's always a little short) but 15 does not seem right. So I'm guessing that my time is also messed up. Oh well.

The weather was muggy but NOT sunny. On the drive to Issaquah I got dumped on but by the time I parked it looked like it might clear up and felt significantly warmer so I left my shirt in the van. Of course it started to rain as I started to climb and at the top I'll just say that it was not conducive to being shirtless. And I felt kind of silly. But I kept moving and did not get too cold except for my hands which seem to numb up at the drop of one degree these days. By the time I got back to the car it has warmed up again (it was like Tiger Mt had a cloud/rain cap that I ran in and out of) but my hands had not quite recovered and it took me some time to get my key out, unlock the van and do anything that required dexterity like untie my shoes. Not good.

Run nature boy, run.

Just add this to the list of not-so-smart things Martin has done.

In spite of feeling slow I did manage to 'run' the entire loop including the wall to the second summit. The only times I stopped were to pee and the figure out which way to go.

Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Workout Food 2 bottles, each w/1 scoop HEED and 1 tablet Nuun, 3 gels
Time of Day 7:30 AM
Workout Type endurance
Equipment Brooks Cascadia 7, 2 hand held bottles
Clothing Brooks Infinity Short III

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