When my buddy sent me a message last night asking if I was up for a hike/trail run in the morning I was excited at the opportunity to get off the pavement! I prefer trail running over pavement running any day of the week.
I got up earlier than usual to make sure we could hit the trail before 7AM. The weather was amazing this morning and the trail wasn’t very crowded at all. I strapped on the GeigerRig 500 and we hit the trail.
Left the house at 6:30AM and was on the trail by 7AM exactly.
Weather was a nice 74 degrees with a clear sky. Ran/hiked Thunderbird Mountain trail.
Total trail was 3.6 miles and we probably ran close to 3 miles of it. Total time on the trail was 51 minutes.
Run was slow, but felt good. My legs were not as sore or tired as I expected them to be. My left ankle felt weak but I’m sure that’s due to running pavement and will improve with more trail running.
Followed the run with a protein shake with peanut butter and banana.