|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.
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4.2 miles base pace