Having consulted a map of the trails I planned to run, I thought I had a good seven-miler routed. Turns out I miscalculated the distances of the connector trails, which added almost a mile and a half to my Saturday morning run.
Despite the extra distance, I felt good -- loads better than a week ago when I had skip a trail loop and cut my run short. Maybe it was the shoes?
|New Balance Minimus Zero Trail shoes (MT00)|
Last week's running plan vs. reality turned out to be one run short, but only one mile short of goal, with three runs for 15 miles and a long of eight miles (and change).
This week's running plan calls for four runs and a total of 17 miles, with a long run of eight miles and at least one trail run. I also want to get back to my strength exercises, which I ditched when I got sick.
Saturday is the Dirty Dash, a 10-kilometer race in the Dirty Trail Race Series, my first race of the year and first trail event ever (hence why I bought new trail shoes). My goals for the race are 1.) don't fall, and 2.) finish with pace around 11 minutes per mile (an overall time of ~1:08:xx).
I hope everyone made it through St. Patrick's Day alive and free of legal trouble. Cheers!