Monday, June 29, 2009

The Loop!

So, a cold front moved through he Ozarks. The humidity is only 37% and the temps are mid eighties...nice!!
I have one loop run. That's it! Did I tell you I live in the boondocks? I've been working up to being able to run the loop. It is 18.81 miles with about 8 miles of pretty rough trail.
Well, knowing it would be a good day for a hard work out I planned on running in the heat! I left out of the house around 10:00am with my fuel belt loaded with two gu's, 30 oz of water, pepper spray, cell phone ( I can get service on the mtn tops) I had my hand held bottle (22oz) and a good attitude! I was gonna do the loop! It was tough. I had to walk a bunch but I made it and set the bar. It took a whopping 4:21.17! Trail running is really tough! I have the utmost respect for the folks who run these trail races. I am going to try to do this loop every Monday. I will say I'm hurting pretty bad right now, but it's a good hurt?...if you know what I mean.
I will take tomorrow off from the roads but I will do some strengthening exercises. Hope the miles are easy in your neck of the woods! Peace.

5 comments:

aron said...

wow that sounds like an intense loop!!! great job :)

Beth said...

That sounds like a pretty incredible workout- 18 miles with 8 of it on trails, and in the heat. You are going to be sooo ready for your next marathon.

rob horton said...

awesome!

Marlene said...

That's amazing! Congratulations on conquering the loop. I'm sure it won't be the last time.

AnthonyP said...

Hey Mark. Thanks for the comment on irunultras.com ! I look forward to following your blog.

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