Miles to Health

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Finally a trail run

I love to trail run but I do not find it safe to do it by myself since I don't know the trails, also promise my husband I would not go on a trail by myself unless when I just do Kendall hills which are in plain view. Last year I started running with the Crooked River Trail Group, great group different pace so you always have someone to run with but we meet at 6:30pm which means I normally don't get home until about 8:30pm, so this makes for a very long day since I go down there straight from work. Needless so say I haven't been able to get out to the trail due to many family obligations but today with my son having no school tomorrow, I prep dinner for the family yesterday just need to stick in the oven to finish cooking, I met the group for a trail, which is a good thing since I have a trail race next weekend.

My usual running partner Nancy was there it was so good to see her but I was kind of concern that I may not be able to keep up with her and I also made the stupid mistake of not bringing my hand held water bottle so ran without water which was fine since we ran less than 1 hour.

The trail was beautiful through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, lots of Fall colored trees and boy have I missed trail running and even with all that marathon training I am not in trail running shape as you can tell from my increased heart rate at such a slow pace, it is so much harder, the up and downs, the constant twist and turns and the constant attention needed looking ahead to make sure you have a clear path to step on so as to prevent a fall. Headlamps were used since it got dark so our pace slowed for the last 3 miles. Really have missed it, hoping I can find another group to run with either earlier or on the weekend.

Route:--Elev. Avg:835 ft
Location:Peninsula, OHElev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:10/14/10Up/Downhill: [+967/-967]
Time:06:38 PMDifficulty:3.2 / 5.0
Distance: 4.91 miles
Speed:5.1 mph
Pace:11' 43 /miHeart Rate:164 bpm (Avg)
Calories:488228 bpm (Peak)
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
Heart Rate Zones
In Zone
In Zone
Zone 5184 - 2040h 03m6% 0.39 mi
Zone 4163 - 1840h 28m48% 2.46 mi
Zone 3143 - 1630h 26m46% 1.92 mi
Zone 2122 - 1430h 03m6% 0.23 mi
Zone 1102 - 1220h 01m1% 0.07 mi
(none)out of range0h 06m10% 0.19 mi
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
110' 10-1' 335.9+0.8167-89 ft
210' 58-0' 455.5+0.3167+13 ft
313' 49+2' 064.3-0.8160-109 ft
412' 04+0' 215.0-0.2165+39 ft
end13' 47+2' 044.3-0.8163+92 ft
Versus average of 11' 43 min/mile

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4.2 miles base pace
Montenegro Endurance 

1 comment:

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Your trail run sounds like fun! Thx for the well wishes for the marathon!