23 February 2014

Cougar 10

What do you know... a second run with Bryan Estes in two days.

Yesterday I had a recovery drink after my run, did some stretching and eating when I got home, this morning I got up early to have some breakfast and then I still felt flat and slow when I hit the trail. Once again my expectations are getting way ahead of my body and I need to watch it before I dig myself a hole or get too discouraged.

Trail conditions were super today and there really was not much mud out. And there were some sections in the middle of the run where I didn't feel completely buried and was enjoying myself - probably the sections I had to walk. :)

We saw a TON of people out running today including Eric Sach from The Balanced Athlete leading his Trail Running Adventures group. Nice. WE saw several people twice which is testimony to how many different routes/variations there are on this mountain.

Today Bryan and I ranted about technology, planned obsolescence and how some hardware vendors make your life difficult for no apparent reason. For me it's always a plus when the person I'm running with has some common interests outside of running so the discussions don't get too lame. I can only handle so much talk about splits, gear, race stories, you get the idea.

Sleep 7
Waking HR  
Body Weight 10:30 AM - 181 lb.
Body Fat 8
Breakfast 6:00 AM - 2 bananas, almond butter
Workout Food right before start - PowerBar Energy Gel
during - bottle w/2 scoops HEED
Time of Day 8:00 AM
Workout Type endurance
Weather low 40s, calm, mostly dry
Time 1:30:36
Distance 8.8 miles
Pace poop
Equipment Brooks PureCadence 2, Ultimate Direction Fastdraw Plus, Garmin Fenix
Clothing Injinji Run Original Weight Mini-Crew, Brooks Equilibrium CoRe Short, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Craft long sleeve undershirt, Patagonia Nine Trails Jacket, Brooks gloves, SmartWool cap


  1. Was your split for the first mile slower due to the Fastdraw Plus, or due to just putting on a lot of miles like when you ran CCC and you got tired because its a lot of miles?


  2. @Dave - hahaha... it was slow because I am slow.


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