I woke up early Saturday morning and drove up to Georgetown to run my first trail run in the D.C. area. I had originally planned on running the Potomac Heritage trail. I’d looked up some info on that trail and it seemed like a decent, somewhat technical trail to run. I expressed my plans to one of my new coworkers and he told me that someone had recently been stabbed on that trail. I don’t know if that was true but I wasn’t taking any chances…at least not two weeks before my first race of the season.
This trail was really beautiful but very flat. Not exactly what I have in mind when I think about running trails. I’ll have to find some other trails in the area to run that are more technical than that for my next trail run. On the plus side though, I was really happy with this run and my splits, especially miles 7-12. That’s right where I wanted to be for the whole run. The first half, as consistent as it was, was just a little too fast. Having done a leg workout on Friday, combined with those fast first miles, and the rising heat toward the end of the run, I hit a mini wall and had to really slow down to get my mind right. Clearly I recovered in that final mile.
Sunday 30 easy minutes bRUNch
Had a fun run with malloryrunsthis, emilydoesscience, and m-beard through Rock Creek Park (I think) which based on conversation with them is apparently another murdery sketchy part of DC. But we got to run through the zoo which was totally awesome! I’d definitely do that again.
This run actually had more hills than Saturday’s run so not exactly the easiest recovery run I’ve ever done but I was in good company and the conversation was great so the miles flew by. Oh and the food was delicious!