Yesterday I was thinking of going to run some mile repeats, or running up and down hills. But as I thought about it I didn’t really want to go and do this in full sun. So I decided to hit the trails!
I am so glad I did. I have never really gone trail running, in a sense where you need to watch every step, that there are muddy patches, there are hills. I took it easy, as earlier this year I twisted my ankle on a hike, but I really enjoyed it. I didn’t worry about pace, if I needed to walk, I walked, if I wanted to speed up on nice easy areas I did. I felt like I was a kid again. I will definitely be back to do this again!
I can’t believe I went up that high! Pretty neat. I knew I went down low though, I got to a point where it was very humid and extremely tough! Love having the Garmin to let me know what it was like.
Now, my splits aren’t very impressive, and at first I wasn’t going to post them. But this is a great reminder that it is ok to go nice and easy. It doesn’t have to all be fast, fast, fast.
The rest of this week I am going to continue to take it easy. It is kind of tough. I really want to go out and try intervals or tempos, but I am going to contain myself and leave that for next week.