Prince William Forest Park Trail Run

July 17, 2013 — 1 Comment

Whew, today was a FULL day…

I’m on a biz trip to the DC area and:

  • Did the “local” thing and took the DC METRO to my meeting in downtown WDC
  • Swung by our DC office and spent some time there
  • Drove out to another part of VA for a few meetings tomorrow
  • Went for a late afternoon trail run in Prince William Forrest Park. [Miss K scolded me for this!]

For the run, it was warm and humid, so I just took took my time and ran, fast walked, and hiked the ten miles. I’ve never been to the area, so running in the Park was a nice change from running along the local roads (which is my usual option, since I avoid treadmills.)


Aside from the nice scenery, my IT band did not protest AT ALL TODAY! It may have been that I’ve been working it with my Travel Stick, which I usually bring with me on trips…but never seem to use. Maybe between the foam roller, The Stick, and stretching, I’ve found what works for now. I’m still doing the 3:1 run/walk ratio thing. Maybe once I have some consistent runs without IT band pain, I’ll try and go back to only running…but that will be a while.

Here’s some pictures I took on the run:


I got back to the hotel, showered, and headed to dinner at The Cracker Barrel – BOOYAH!!!


A FULL day indeed & can’t wait to go home!

Training Journal – 7/17/13:

  • Current plan: Mix of running and biking right now
  • Today’s session: Easy trail run
  • Comments: I did an easy, easy, easy 10 miles @ 13:15 avg pace

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