Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sycamore Trail run at Umstead State Park

Saturday's workout was a trail run on the Sycamore trail at Umstead State Park.  This run was much better than the last run I did on Sycamore, my achilles tendon didn't hurt as much (I still felt it but it was not painful to run) and I think I did a better job of using the POSE running technique.  It is kind of tricky to run using POSE on the uneven terrain but at the same time, I think it helps because my knees don't feel impacted as much.  We finished the run in 90 minutes, 7.2 miles so about a 12:30 min/mile pace.  The hills are still tough and I know I slow down significantly going uphill but I guess that means I should be doing more hill repeats so my legs can still keep a good turnover on steep/long hills.

The wildlife in Umstead is tame but this little guy looked like he was enjoying himself.

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