Sunday, March 24, 2013

Long Run

Today is what I needed. Apologies to anyone who read my whiny post yesterday, but I guess that's just how I was feeling at the time. Very stoked to get in a good long run on hilly, snow coated trails with good friends today and it put me in a much better mindset.

Ian and Emma organized a Fat Ass style run to celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary and several of us were in attendance. Too many to list actually, but I ran quite a bit with Ian, Emma, Jeremy, Andy K., Jeff H. and Ben M. Good times with good friends.

Run went well. Course was a loop a little over five miles with nearly constant short but steep rolling hills. Trails themselves were coated mostly in thin snow. Some thicker parts were quite mash potato-y, mixed in with a few sections of bare ground (yay!) that increased as the warm sun did its thing as the morning went on.

First two laps, pretty easy paces. Third lap, definitely picked it up considerably. Fourth lap, consciously took it slow and easy; I was starting to feel yesterday's 16-miler after that third lap.

Good run. 50+ mile week that is actually quite misleading. Worth much more than that. 15 miles were snowshoe running, including five miles on unbroken trails. Today's trail run was also good strength training. Nice.

Ran 20.6 miles @ 10:19/mile pace.
Trails coated with snow, conditions varied.
Very hilly.
Mid 30s to mid 40s, sunny, breezy.
New Balance MT110, Yaktrax Pros, shorts, short sleeved shirt, long sleeved shirt, buff, gloves.

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