Ever heard anyone say not to leave your best run on the trail/road? Well after a hardish run on Monday, then another
harder than I would have liked run last night, I now have the perfect excuse concern that I will not be fully recovered by the Hot Chocolate Race on Saturday. Let me introduce you to my fast friend, Susan D. from the Frankfort Running Club. Yes, this is the same Susan D. who did the guest post on the Monster Dash yesterday. Let’s hope she doesn’t block me as spammer isn’t tired of me after so much interaction in one week!
Sometimes your partner is feeling good and well, you aren’t. The “plan” was for a slow, easy pace but Susan was ready to RUN! I tried to
inconsipuously drop some rocks in her shoes to weigh her down remind her of the pace. I also tried to throw a harness around her shoulders and let her drag me a hint by running a couple of steps behind her…… but alas, when a girl has fast feet, it is time to fly! I just hope some of that speed and bounce rubbed off on me as I prepare for race day! If not, then I will TOTALLY blame her know to go at it easier before the next race!
We ran west on Old Plank Trail. This is by far the trail that I run the most so I am very familiar with it. I love this trail because it is very long, straight and flat. If you are a non-ultra runner, then you mostly likely won’t run out of trail over the course of one run. If you are a biker/triathlete then this is a good trail for you up to about the 1/2 Iron distance (round trip), then after that you will need to make some laps
or maybe just go home cuz you’re crazy. Even though its flat, it is still beautiful and generally has decent tree cover from the sun on those warm weather days. Here are a few photos of our journey.
Thanks Susan for getting out there with me and making it happen. Now please excuse me while I tend to my recovery.
5.05 miles – 47:14 – several stops for photos, road/car crossing stop x2
“Run”way Fashion – RunningSkirts.com RunLove Fleurs Triathlon Skirt – photo below is of the RunLove Fleurs print but my skirt doesn’t have the capri pants underneath. 2011 Sunburst Races (Notre Dame) 1/2 Marathon A4 shirt – I’ve received several A4 shirts this year and the ones that are women’s specific fit and feel really nice! “Under the Skirt”, cuz you’re dying to know, is the SkirtSports.com Hipster Briefs. As for my recovery, Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale & CEP Compression calf sleeves. LOVE the CEP sleeves! I haven’t tried the full socks due to the Plantar Fasciitis issues and not wanting my heels compressed but I really love the sleeves. I wear them around the house, sleep in them, wear them to work, etc. Great product and since they aren’t “socks” I don’t worry about constantly washing them. After the success I’ve had with the compression calf sleeves and the compression 3/4 tights, I would probably consider investing in a full length pair of compression tights for
year round continuous, non-stop wear winter.
P.S…..after a night of sleeping in the CEP sleeves, I’m feeling good! So let’s race!
Who’s racing this weekend? Where?
Cheers, Amanda – TooTallFritz