22 November 2014

Squak Mt + Wilderness loop

After running some errands today I stopped by Flying Lion Brewing. I was in luck as they had a big batch of grain which needed milling so I volunteered.

I also installed a cyclometer on the milling bicycle. Because you have to have stats. :) Milling is awesome after a run as there is very little resistance. Active recovery!

The run was full of mixed emotions. It was fantastic to get outside in the woods for a trail run. It was also great to have company in the form of Jon Robinson and his friend Dave. But my hip sure spoke up as we descended Wilderness Creek Trail on Cougar Mountain. That tiny bit of pavement on 900 where we crossed over to Squak Mountain made it even worse. The climb up Squak was okay but as soon as the trail flattened out I was hating life again and really had to slow down. Ditto for the last descent down Squak.

It was really nice of Jon and Dave to wait for me during that second half when running was not comfortable.

There were some highlights for sure.

  • That first climb up Squak is always a bit severe but I did okay!
  • Climbing Wilderness Cliffs Trail I came off the back twice but each time caught back up. Nice.
  • In spite of the rain I did not get cold.
Sleep 7
Waking HR 5:30 AM - 50
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Breakfast 6:00 AM - apple sauce, 2 scoops protein powder, Udo's Oil
Workout Food 2 bottles each w/2 scoops Perpetuem, 3 shots of Hammer Gel
Injuries hip started bothering me while descending Cougar and never let up
Time of Day 7:00 AM
Workout Type endurance
Weather low 40s, some rain
Equipment Brooks Cascadia 9, Garmin Fenix 2, Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 2.0
Clothing Injinji Run Original Weight Mini-Crew, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Craft Active Extreme Short Sleeve Baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 Silkweight Crew, Patagonia Houdini Jacket (which I took off during the first climb and never put back on), Patagonia Capilene gloves

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