I hope that is okay with everyone.
I ran almost 7 miles this morning at Beaver Lake Nature Center. It has a beautiful 3 mile trail that goes around Beaver Lake. It is a very easy trail, and since I've got a little trail run coming up in November, I've been making a greater effort to include trails in my running. Three out of 4 runs this week were on trails.
So, I have found that trails are tough! It is very different from running on the road. I felt like I was going much faster than I was. I also felt like I was working much harder than my heart rate indicated. Having said that, though, I still loved it. At one point, I was running along, lost in my own head, and all of a sudden I looked up and saw 6 deer, 2 adults and 4 babies, standing about 10 feet in front of me. We watched each other for a few seconds, and then they ran off with me following behind wishing that one day I might be able to run like a deer.
Here are the numbers this week:
Swim: 35m 1800 yds (pitiful, I know...)
Bike: 7h 40m 36s 112.93 mi (but I made up for it here, no?)
Run: 2h 55m 26s 16.65 mi
Total: 11h 11m 01s
I totally should have done 10 more seconds of something.
Have a great week!!