I woke up super early to try and get a trail run in before work. I hit the trail at 5am hoping to knock out 2 miles with 20 min up the mountain and then 20 minutes down the mountain. Actually got done in about 30 minutes. Without all the day hikers creating traffic for me, I was able to get up and down a bit faster. I was sucking wind the whole way since I havent ran this trail in a few weeks, but I know its going to help me over the next few weeks. I cant stop expressing how much I love trail runs. The downhill is my favorite part. This trail is pretty techincal and takes a lot of concentration to stay on your feet and to avoid ankle injuries. I really enjoy the challenge and have been seeing some success thus far.
Tomorrow begins packet pickup for our race on Saturday. Mrs Running Schlub will be picking them up for us at some point. I cant wait to open up the race packet and check out the race shirt and my bib. Its been three months since my last official race and I'm getting anxious for the race on Saturday. Cant Wait!!
What do you think of the downhill portions on trail runs? Pick up speed or slow down and save your teeth?
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!