My longest run since my injury has been seven miles but I dove in with both feet. And luckily I survived unscathed. Tired, but unscathed. I didn't even fall down or anything. In addition to Bill it was great to see Justin Angle, Bryan Estes, Todd Morse Tucker and Bradlaugh Robinson again.
About 20 minutes in Justin said we were on a 1:24 pace. Obviously we slowed just a bit (thanks to several, very much appreciated by me, pee breaks) but I am very pleased with my ability to keep up as I figured 1:30 was all I was capable of today.
The hills were hard and I was running like a scared runner with an injury on the descents (which is exactly what I am). My eyes were SO focused on the trail and truth be told, this might be a take-away for me as I tended to star gaze while running previously. It could not hurt to concentrate a bit more I'm thinking.
Still, this was MOTIVATING.
Having recently increased the size of my Patagonia wardrobe it was the perfect day to test drive the Patagonia Nine Trails Jacket; it was fantastic! Slightly insulating, not too hot or suffocating and I could practically not tell I was even wearing it.
|Breakfast||5:00 AM - Hammer Bar|
|Workout Food||5:50 AM - Hammer Gel|
run - bottle w/2 scoops HEED
|Time of Day||6:00 AM|
|Weather||upper 40s, light drizzle, calm|
|Course||classic Cougar 10 loop|
|Distance||8.7 (10?) miles|
|Equipment||Brooks PureGrit, Garmin Fenix|
|Clothing||Teko organic SIN3RGI Light Minicrew, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Patagonia Capilene 1 Silkweight Stretch T-Shirt, Patagonia Nine Trails Jacket|