01 June 2013

Cougar Mt trail run


Today I got out for the real deal - a proper trail run. Man that felt nice to be able to do.

I connected with Bill Huggins, Bradlaugh Robinson and Edgardo Balansay for a lap of Squak Mountain. We had the usual, "How far did we actually go...?" discussion after as each of our GP Swatches measured the effort differently and the consensus was it's about 14-15 miles. So much for high-tech accuracy.

This is a super group.

Unfortunately I was struggling quite a bit to keep up but the leaders (Bill and Edgardo) were kind enough to wait at every intersection and summit.

On the up side the descents felt better. I'm still not feeling fast on downhills but it must be all right as I kept pace with Bill and Edgardo told me he thought I was going quick. At least when the conditions are good (they were perfect today) I'm not such a Cautious Cathy at this point in my recovery.

Today was basically UP and then DOWN, repeat. I had to throttle it way down on the second climb but at least it worked and I shuffled all the way to the top with no walking. I went too fast (for me) on the first climb and had to walk a couple of sections.

There is a short flat bit on the way back to the car and I was crawling there... rats. Everyone else sped up to close out the run.

In the afternoon I treated myself to a massage with Jenny Dailey. Good stuff.

Sleep 6
Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Breakfast 5:00 AM - apple sauce, 1 scoop protein powder, 2 scoops Perpetuem, Udo's Oil, walnuts, water
Workout Food 2 bottles each w/2 scoops HEED, 2 gels
Therapy 4:30 PM - 60 min massage
Time of Day 7:00 AM
Workout Type endurance
Weather mid 60s, sunny, dry, calm
Course trail conditions were epic, soft yet not slick/wet/slippery
Equipment Brooks Cascadia 8, Garmin Fenix, 2 hand held bottles
Clothing Teko organic SIN3RGI Light Minicrew, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Patagonia Capilene 1 Silkweight Stretch T-Shirt
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