08 March 2014

Tiger Mt circumnavigation

What an amazing run!

Today Dave Swoish and I connected to try and run Arthur Martineau's 'zero peaks' route on Tiger Mountain. The day Arthur posted this I thought it looked really cool and I have never run on half of those trails so go!

Turns out this is an incredibly runnable route. There is plenty of climbing but there is also TONS of relatively flat trail and today I ran more than I have on any recent 'run' in the dirt. And I felt it after, I was tired! The Tiger Mountain Trail on the south side of the mountain rocks.


Turns out this route does include one peak so I'm not going to co-opt Arthur's name for what we covered today.

Arthur and Dave use the same GPS watch so Dave was able to download Arthur's GPX file, upload it to his watch and then we simply followed the track all day. It worked pretty well except for this one section where Arthur's track seemed a little displaced compared to the actual trails and roads... This caused us to do an out-and-back on a road when it's obvious in retrospect that we should have stayed on the Tiger Mountain Trail all the way. Oh well, lesson learned and next time will be even sweeter.

The weather report said dry all day... and so of course it wasn't. It did start dry and then slowly warmed up until I took off my arm warmers. Then about half way in it started to drip and by the end it was a hard, steady rain. I got cold but didn't freeze. Thank goodness, after last Sunday I was in no mood for another survival run.

Good times.

[No arm warmers!]

[We spent a lot of time doing this (looking at Dave's watch) today.]

[Will this bridge ever get repaired/replaced?]

[Logs can be trails too.]


That same busted bridge on the way home.

Here are all the pictures and video.

Sleep 6
Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Breakfast 5:30 AM - 2 bananas, 1 scoop protein powder, Udo's Oil, coconut ilk, tea
Workout Food 60 oz. water, bottle w/4 scoops Perpetuem, 2 Hammer Bar, 2 shots of Hammer Gel, several pieces of dried mango
Time of Day 7:15 AM
Workout Type endurance
Weather dry, calm start in the mid 40s, temps rose to low 50s and then back to mid 40s and steady rain
Time total time - 5:36
moving time - 5:23
Distance 26.6 miles
Pace overall - 12:39 min/mile
moving - 12:10 min/mile
Equipment Brooks Cascadia 8, UltrAspire Surge, Garmin Fenix
Clothing Injinji Run Original Weight Mini-Crew, Brooks Equilibrium CoRe Short, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Craft short sleeve undershirt, Brooks short sleeve EZ T III, The North Face arm warmers

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