Since the sun has been setting much earlier, Chris and I haven’t had a chance to go trail running together in a while and I have missed it!
I have really been wanting to get some longer trail runs done on the weekends to start building a better trail base, but lately my schedule just has been all over the place or Chris is working. Somehow the stars aligned this weekend so that we could go trail running together… *gasp* on a Saturday!
We didn’t get to the trailhead until around noon, so the sun was out in full force, but I was hoping since we were running in Redwood Park there would be shade. I have ran in this park before, but had never started from the place we started which worked out great! I was really excited to find this new spot and to cover a bunch of new fun trails, some of which I remembered from the 30k I ran in 2010.
We started off great, my legs felt good and I was happy and running along with Chris. As we made our way through the hills we started some bigger climbs and I started hurting a bit. My heart rate was really high and I kept having to stop to catch my breath. I was getting frustrated but chalked it up to not being on the trails much lately, it being hot, and me not hydrating properly the night before (water > blue moon Aron). I kept on trucking along though.
Eventually I came back around and started feeling better and was able to finish the run strong. I was so happy we had a chance to get out on the dirt and get some decent miles in! Almost 10 miles later we were back at the car and off to refuel with a yummy lunch outside.
I also got to take my new trail shoes for their first spin and I really liked them!
Did you do anything fun this weekend?