The "O" trail, where live roots suddenly reach out and grab you......
Ran a double loop of the O trail tonite as a training run, not top speed but proabably 85% or so because of the speed work last night. I ran with my daughter, her boyfried(also my friend) and Deacon the trail running dog (boy can this Puggle run the trails!)
It was actually quite an enjoyable run and I think I am finally starting to get familier with the terain. I had enough energy to jump some of the rock crops and sail over downed trees. Most important....there were no bugs!!
heart rate 130-146
I thought this was cool as I came out of the woods at Pineland, it looked like the moon was part of the road lamp.
Again I ran my track workout at pineland. The funny thing was that I had planned to skip the intervals and just run a 5 or 6 miler at good work out speed. Well after the first two miles, I was feeling pretty good and decided to do the intervals also.
Track: 2 miles @85%, 8x400 sprints at 110% with 100 recovery, two miles @85%.
I knew the 400s would probably be irratic as there were many ups and downs on the back trails of pineland, but it actually worked out pretty good. I am sure it was much more of a workout than I would have gotten at a flat track.
2.08 miles @18:45
9 minute pace ...146-157 heart rate
half mile easy recovery...10:56p 133-151
2 mile@ 20:14...10:07p...140-157
Total including the 100 recoveries between the sprints 7.2 miles