Sunday, August 22, 2010


I woke up this morning wanting to do a nice trail run. The nearest trail is the not-so-barefoot-friendly trail around the lake.

I started off running, if you want to call it that, on some large gravel. This stuff was gnarly. The trail smoothed out to some scattered rocks, some of which were easy to avoid. Finally, toward the end, I hit some more gravel, which was a little easier to run on.

The worst things about this trail are the large rocks that shoot out of the down-hills. The flat spots on this trail are fine, but it was the hills that hurt.

Anyway enough whining.

As I was tip-toeing around I asked myself, "Why am I not running?" I tried to just go at a 10 minute/mile pace and I was surprised how easily I glided across the land. I felt really great. This feeling ended on the sharp downhill rocks, but the freeness continued for the rest of the run. There's just something liberating about running smooth.

I've been doing a mix of 1/4 Gatorade + 3/4 water. Seems to fill in my needed sugar and electrolytes(my light headedness the other day encouraged this).

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