I have the mental map of every twist, turn, root, tree, hill, curve of the trail on this run.
Just 1 gel and a little water.
It was drizzling at Council Crest but I didn’t linger. Very muddy.… continue reading
Excellent footage, excellent topic.
In my experience, there a lot of mountain athletes who share these traits. There is the dopamine / endorphin chemistry that occurs when pursuing outdoor activity. The thrill of climbing mountains, moving fast through complex terrain, up or down.… continue reading
And I knew this was going to be the case but I didn’t want to believe it. All the running I’ve been doing didn’t do much for my climbing. After Sunday’s jaunt to Hood, my hip flexors are sore and my legs are tired. … continue reading
I texted T on Friday and within 2 minutes we had plans for Sunday. First day of the season, no expectations, just get out and stretch the legs a bit.
I was up at 5 making coffee and boiling water for tea to carry in the vacuum bottle.… continue reading
I ran from the Esplanade to OMSI and then out onto the Springwater trail toward Oaks Bottom today. I wanted to run trails and considered running up to the Japanese Garden, but I didn’t want to run through downtown; and when I thought about it for a few minutes, I concluded I just didn’t want to see any people. … continue reading
Uncomfortable and on the edge of control is my preferred state.
That was my run thought today as I made my way through Forest Park. After 2 days of rest, I was giddy to be moving fast through downtown and up to the intersection of Burnside and the Wildwood Trail.… continue reading