31 October 2012

Cougar 10 trail run

What a nice weather surprise!

This morning I met Bryan Estes for the usual loop on Cougar Mountain and in spite of it looking horrid out the temperature was strangely warm and by the time we started running the rain had also let up some. Nice.

It was so warm Bryan started in just a short sleeve shirt with no gloves, etc. I wish I had too.

Running in the dark (and wet on slippery roots and leaves) is still something that I am not super comfortable with so we were not exactly racing along. That was okay though, we talked a TON. About all kinds of stuff from Lance Armstrong/doping to running long distances to family to how our wives feel when we do ridiculous stuff like this to you name it. Good times.

Half way in I was steaming up so with about three miles to go I stopped to take off my outer shirt and gloves.

So what does Martin do as soon as he removes his hand protection? He hits the deck.

I mean c'mon... I have fallen how many times while running? TOO MANY in my humble opinion. This time I scraped the knuckles on my left hand, my left knee, my right knee and my right elbow. Nice. Not.

I managed to recover and after a minute of walking was jogging again and then was able to run it in. Whew. Not a fast time in the end but whatever. I'm glad it was so balmy out! And that I didn't seriously hurt myself. The culprit this time was a big rock in the trail. Bryan jumped over it and I never saw it. Maybe I was gabbing too much.

Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Breakfast 5:00 Am - banana, water
5:45 AM - gel
Workout Food half a bottle w/1 scoop HEED and 1 tablet Nuun
Time of Day 5:45 AM
Workout Type endurance
Weather mid to upper 50s, wet, windy
Equipment Brooks Cascadia 7
Clothing Teko organic SIN3RGI Light Minicrew, Brooks Infinity Short III, Craft short sleeve undershirt, long sleeve active T, Polypropylene gloves, cycling cap
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