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.
|10:30 AM - 181 lb.
|6:00 AM - 2 bananas, almond butter
|right before start - PowerBar Energy Gel
during - bottle w/2 scoops HEED
|Time of Day
|low 40s, calm, mostly dry
|Brooks PureCadence 2, Ultimate Direction Fastdraw Plus, Garmin Fenix
|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