Happy Global Running Day!!!
I ran the first trail run of the series last night (Wednesday). I thought it was going to be much easier than it was.
There was a rep from Salomon there when I walked up to his booth he said "oh good I see you have trail shoes."
The description said non technical trail, trail shoes not necessary. Again you could run in their shoes. Is this a new thing? Or is it a trail thing? He said I hate when I see people in road running shoes--scares me... again
So anyway it started out pretty easy on grass (it's a ski area) then though some easy light trails. In the fall they have a Halloween adventure thing here one is a walk thorough the woods and creatures come up to you. And a hay ride with horror like events along the way. So I kind of knew the path, but it's always dark and never knew the condition of the path.
It was kind of overcast so going from the grass open area to the woods was quite a transition. I was surprised how dark it was in the thicker wooded areas. Lots of roots and rocks and holes. But it was fun. The last section through the woods ends with a hill (of course) and loose dirt and roots and rocks and big holes.
But the stretch to the finish you can pick it up a little, grass and dirt. A fun night. A wee bit tough, but I'm just getting into shape so maybe not.
We have a friend that performs at the Tiki Bar (it's an outside Tiki bar restaurant thing local hang out) where it is held, so I went and said hello to him before I ran. He said to me and everyone there "so good to see you getting stronger"
. Then after the race there wasn't any runner food I'd eat, so we ate at the restaurant there. The new band on the stage asked how I did. I said "Not bad I guess." He said (again to everyone at the bar) "I heard you did great!" I looked over at our friend he just smiled.
Finished in 35:00 exactly. I've never done that before finished right on the dot. Really fun time.
Good global running day and it would have been my pop's 88th birthday.