Miles to Health

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ohio Outside Trail Series #1

After fighting a sinus infection all week and only getting 5 hours of sleep the last 2 days, I wasn't sure running this race was the best idea but it was paid for and I wasn't dying so the worst was I wasn't going to be getting a PR.

After finally getting to bed at 1am due to having to pickup son#2 from a friends house after the football game, I woke up this morning with a moan, this was a late start race (8:30am) so that was nice. Got out of bed finally at 7:30 and got dressed, ate 1/3 of a Powerbar Harvest Energy Toffee Chocolate Chip (love this thing probably better than most candy bars) with my coffee and headed out.

I got to the race start at 8:15 which is extremely late for me by the time I picked up my race stuff and dropped it off to the car I had 5 mins left so did some quick dynamic stretch and my run back and forth to the car was the warmup, which means I was completely unprepared for this race. The race at the Munroe Falls park, probably an hidden gem not greatly used.

Since I ran this course last year,  it is a double loop not my favorite but the trail is well maintain. I knew it was going to be a hard run from the very being when my resting heart rate register 20 units higher, so yes it was a hard race, my legs were incredibly heavy the first 3 miles and I had to work really hard to keep my heart rate low, for the pace I was running I couldn't believe my HR was that high. Legs finally warmup by mile 4 and guess what the race is over and off cause I did loss GPS signal when I did this race last year got 4.68 today 4.55 so I think the course might be short also since it is a constant turn turn turn am probably going to run less since I run the tangent and don't follow the curve. I know I can run 9 mins mile on this trail so I guess I get two more chance to try it out. The post race food was great love the warm apple cider and gourmet bread, hung around a little for the award ceremony but had to leave since my sinus headache was back and I was getting incredible cold all of a sudden.

Someone got injured and 911 was called so I do hope she is ok, this is a very good course for beginner, just the right amount of hills, roots and stones.

Route:--Elev. Avg:1089 ft
Location:--Elev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:10/23/10Up/Downhill: [+475/-475]
Time:08:32 AMDifficulty:2.8 / 5.0
Distance: 4.55 miles
Speed:5.6 mph
Pace:10' 41 /miHeart Rate:164 bpm (Avg)
Calories:468177 bpm (Peak)
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
Heart Rate Zones
In Zone
In Zone
Zone 5184 - 2040h 00m0% 0.00 mi
Zone 4163 - 1840h 35m73% 3.48 mi
Zone 3143 - 1630h 13m27% 1.29 mi
Zone 2122 - 1430h 00m1% 0.06 mi
Zone 1102 - 1220h 00m0% 0.02 mi
(none)out of range0h 00m0% 0.00 mi
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
110' 17-0' 245.8+0.2160+30 ft
211' 20+0' 395.3-0.3160-10 ft
311' 21+0' 405.3-0.3166+23 ft
49' 08-1' 336.6+0.9170+20 ft
end9' 07-1' 346.6+1.0167-62 ft
Versus average of 10' 41 min/mile

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