Spent Memorial day just trying to have fun. Went down to the valley and ran with the fast peeps on the trails for 2 hours, then went disc golfing with my hubby, and spent the evening playing card games.
I was a bit stiff from the Blossom Run on Sunday so I was a bit shocked when the group started to pick up the pace right away Monday morning. I didn't feel bad but was a bit worried since usually this group starts slow and then drops you when they hit the trails. If the pace felt quick on the towpath I wasn't too confident about my abilities to keep up on the trails.
Thankfully they eased the pace a little just in time for a small thunderstorm to soak us before diving into the woods. Pace was quick and the hills were rough. I am definitely not accustomed to hustling up the hills yet. CG just bounded up them like they were nothing. My legs were definitely giving me the bird as I had pretty much tapped them on Sunday. My quads were burning on several climbs. But I wasn't the slowest one and I did manage to keep up without too much trouble. The trails were a big mudfest so I was pretty impressed to have averaged around 10 minute miles by the end of my 2 hour run. The group kept on to get in 20 miles but I decided to be smart and not push it. My right hamstring was a little overworked and I figured a hard 2 hour trail run was probably not bright already so I didn't want to push it any more. It felt so good to get back out on the trails again. I just hope I can be this aggressive on the hills and mud come Buckeye 50k!
Wet and muddy trail rat
These shoes need a spray
Some places the mud was ankle deep. Not sure how it got all the way up my calf though! Only forded a few streams.
Ate lunch and blogged then we headed to the local disc golf course. My right hamstring was a bit unhappy so I just took it easy and didn't try very hard to throw the disc very far, but still a nice hour in the sun with my hubby.
Hubby at hole number 5
I just love these trees, I think the flowers look like stars
Have you seen my disc?
Obviously not concerned that I was about 100 over par at this point
More fun star flowers
So how did you spend your Memorial Day?