24.1 miles on the trail -- finished!! It only took me 6 hours, 22 min 😉 This run was TOUGH. I marathon shuffled/walked more than I wanted to, but I finished. Each week, this gets easier mentally. It gets easier to push past the fatigue -- to urge my tired legs to keep moving; to will my sore feet to take another step, then another, then another until the run is complete. Honestly, these long runs still intimidate me. I see what runs I have to do for the week, and part of me gets a little nervous. But I am doing this BECAUSE it intimidates me. This 50 mile race is my big, scary goal for 2018 and I will accomplish it! 😀
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After a week of almost zero miles due to exhaustion and illness, it was time to get back out this morning. 10 miles of hill reps around the botanical gardens where I unofficially also joined the #DinoFunRun before taking a few detours to explore the lily pond and Curtis Trail through the rainforest. This meant a slower pace at around 5:50/km so it looks like @strava and @suunto still aren’t playing nice together...
12 miles on the gorgeous Rogue River trail was a perfect way to start the day. My first SOFA run in the books and I was lucky enough to spend the first 5+ miles of it with my husband. Longest run post baby and I’m still amped to build more mileage.
Does anyone else feel like their skin is starting to almost glow because of the lack of sun and tan for so long? I’ve vowed to no longer go the tanning bed route but daaaang, my skin is missing that summer glow (and heat) right about now👻👻. #summertimeshine#glowingskin
Travelled out to Kondalilla Falls for a trail run this morning but 3.5k in I rolled my ankle on a sneaky rock 🙁. I was sensible this time and chose to walk back and wait for the others. Went exploring and took some shots. Came across a friendly chilled out water dragon. Such a beautiful part of the world. Thanks Nads for staying with me #btr#rma#sunshinecoastrunningchicks#trailrunning#trailrunner
treadmill, dreadmill. this isn’t how you run 🏃🏻♀️ on this thang..?
oh, good, me either 😬. except in short bursts for lateral shuffles. this is the stuff that translates to my trail running adventures [thanks to Mother Nature, I haven’t been out there much lately, but, when the weather breaks, you know where i will be]. in the meantime, basement training it is. the kind that helps on the trails. trail running is what I like to call, total body running. you react to the trail in front of you-- sometimes that means modifying your gait, moving in a different direction, or doing something that much more resembles a hop than a run. whatever it is, you move with it. .
set the treadmill to a speed of 2.0 - 3.0 and shuffle - your calves, glutes, hips, quads and hamstrings will respond. and, you will be building agility for those outdoor adventures. or, at the least, making the dreadmill a little more exciting 😍🙌🏻.
A little snow in the forrest. Time to play! 🤘On the top it was already really good snow. I did my 30km not at 5:00am! I was way too tired ! 😂 But I was still the first and only person on the trail ! 😊🙌 30km in 4:18 min./km with nearly 1000m of climbing in the snow. Last 1000m downhill in 3:01 minutes! I am happy with that. 🤙 #gorewear#brooksrunning