Luckily for me, we have a park near my house that has a 7.5 mile trail loop around a lake (well, actually it's a dammed river, but it looks like a lake). I've run it before and I know how hard trail running can be on your legs and joints. It uses way more stabilizing muscles than road running and it needs to eased into, rather than just hitting the trails for 10 miles.
To prepare for my transition to doing my long runs on the trails (I'll still do my weekday runs on the road since I have the baby), I have purchased trail running shoes:
|Asics 2160s, the same as my road shoes, but the trail version|
|Bringing fashion to the trails|
Since my trail races (50Ks in June and July) are going to be hot, I also got these:
I'm really excited to tackle this new challenge and I'm hoping it will be as fun as I'm imagining. If I'm running, that means bugs can't get me, right?
I had my fastest ever run with the stroller this morning. I did 4.5 miles in 41 minutes (9:03 average pace). It was a great run, my quads still hurt, but it wasn't as bad as yesterday. The dog was acting up a little, but she only slowed me down a little at one point when she saw something scary in the woods and wanted to hide behind me. Faith was a perfect little angel and quietly played with her toys the whole time. She seems to like it when we go fast!
If you're on Daily Mile, we can be friends and you can see all of my workouts (you know you want to see them)
Do you log your workouts anywhere? I just started using Daily Mile, but I used to use an Excel spreadsheet.