So as you may remember, I signed up to
die run the North Face Endurance Half Marathon next month. In doing this, I figured I may need to run some hills to help me battle the 3,400 elevation gain. Well, consider that done and done. With running parking decks and bridges, I have been and will continue to do so!
But something I haven’t done is actually run on a trail. And being that I like to trip on sidewalks, I figured it was time to put some miles on the dirt. Thanks to Fleet Feet, I got new Brooks Cascadia Trail shoes. And I couldn’t wait to take them out!
I met up with fellow runner Mary Jo and her hubs Gregg at Tom Triplet Park in Pooler. I had never been to this park, so I am thankful to my co-worker who let me follow her there right after work (thanks AK!).
So we start off on the trail and my first thought is, “are all trails this filled with roots?”. I knew the trail was about 6.5 miles, so I decided to just mentally suck it up and enjoy the ride. Oh, and pick up my stinkin’ feet.
It was a blast! Hard, but fun! The only thing I had a real hard time was, was focusing. I would look directly in front of me because of all the roots, logs etc and get nauseous or feel like I was gazing at some psychedelic poster. Anyone else get that? Any remedies? I was scared to look too far ahead for a fear of missing something like this…..
Yep. A flippin’ copperhead!
6.5 miles with 5.5 on the trail. BAM! Sadly, my new Garmin didn’t pick up all the miles, I was off by 0.3 the whole time and it said our pace was about 19 min/miles which was not the case. Oh well!
While you are here, check out my friend Cayla’s website to help fight cancer. Cayla lost her mother to cancer and has been an advocate to find a cure since her mother was diagnosed. I am so proud of Cayla and her efforts. Check out the Beaute Social contest to win a makeover and photo shoot with some pretty awesome Savannah vendors! www.stepuptothefight.org
And another Savannah runner, Katie, has a promo code for the Color in Motion 5k in Jacksonville that is coming up! Check it out HERE. The race is December 29th, which sounds like a great way to ring in the new year!
Any tips for trail running?