TALES FROM THE TRAIL (AND SOMETIMES THE ROAD TOO)

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

On The Trail Again

On the 24th day of my running streak, I made it back to the trails for a nice, relaxing, “smallish” loop through Aliso/Wood Canyons that included a stop at Top of the World.  After a day back on the trails, I felt like I was never going to leave them again.  But, alas, I realize if I’m going to continue this streak, the road I must return.

I’m feeling pretty good after 24 days of running.  My calves are no longer tight when I take off.  I’m not increasing my speed much.  And the sweat pours fast and quickly.  Also, I must foam roll every day to get rid of an IT Band that so wants to flare-up.  Overall, I am happy to report that body is taking consecutive day running very well.

Scenes from today’s trail run:

Taking off into Wood Canyon for a run up Cholla Trail to the ridge:

View from the ridge (West Ridge):

Coyote Run (a lovely single track detour back to Wood Canyon Trail):

Miles run: 7.76 (12.49 km):My Activities To Top of World via cholla, down mathis 1-12-2012, Elevation - Distance

4 comments:

  1. i am into day ... you know i don't know exaclty, but at least since the last week of Dec. i have decided to do an entire year of one run a day. my calves are barking!! good to know they loosen up.

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  2. Slomohusky! That is amazing. An entire year. I'm too chicken to attempt something like that. Yes, the calves do loosen up. I've began foam rolling the calves also, which I believe helps. It's funny, in the beginning of my streak, I felt like I was getting weaker and weaker. Now, I'm finally feeling like I'm getting stronger. Good luck on your streak.

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  3. Thanks Ali Mc. And thanks for reading!

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