Since today was a holiday and I was off work, I decided to try a trail run. I was a little nervous for two reasons: 1) downhills, and 2) I hadn’t done any trail runs since my 50K back in May. Nervousness aside, I went for it, planning to take it easy and just have a nice run.
I did a home-to-Alum Rock Park-to-home, out and back and it actually felt great to get “off road”, even though my knee reminded me about itself a few times. I just love the fact that I can start and finish a trail run from home!
I ended up doing 11.24 miles at an average pace of 11:14 min/mi for a total time of 2:06:15 and an elevation gain of 1,152 ft. I even made it home in enough time to run out and get hotcakes from McDonalds – booyah!!!
Anyway, have a safe and enjoyable Fourth!
Training Journal – 7/4/13:
- Current plan: Nothing fancy, just a mix of running and biking right now
- Today’s session: 2 hour trail run
- Comments: See above…