Whew...! Got the chance to run with Justin Angle today which was great but it was a tough day.
Just when I thought I had this route wired I took a wrong turn. Oh well, it didn't result in much extra mileage and we abbreviated the end of the run a bit to make up for it.
I also ran out of gas today. We started mellow but I just kept on slowing down. At first I thought, "It's just an off day" but truth be told I probably just don't have the fitness yet to do this kind of run every weekend. That's okay, I'll get better. And it wasn't like I was on a death march or anything, I was just tired.
On the bright side we hit the weather window perfect! Not 10 seconds after we got in the car the sky opened up and it started dumping rain. I love it when that happens.
It's hard to believe I was almost one full minute per mile (51 seconds actually) slower today than last weekend. Perhaps that weekend and the two hard days last week account for the change in pace? We did stop a couple of times briefly but I suppose that adds up. Regardless, it's hard for me not to compare myself to others AND to my previous best... it's a sickness that I am only slowly figuring out how to deal with. :(
Out on the trail we met Jon Robinson and Maxwell Ferguson at separate times. It's cool to run into friends and amazing to me that it even happens when you consider how many miles of trail there are on this mountain.
|5:00 AM - apple sauce, 1 scoop protein powder, banana, Udo's Oil, walnuts, water
|bottle w/4 scoops Perpetuem, Clif Bar, Hammer Bar, half a flask of Hammer Gel, 40 oz. water
|Time of Day
|mid 40s to low 50s, mostly cloudy, dry
|Brooks Cascadia 8, Garmin Fenix, UltrAspire Alpha
|Injinji Run Original Weight Mini-Crew, Brooks Equilibrium CoRe Short, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Patagonia Merino 1 Silkweight Crew, Brooks Pulse Lite Glove II