This past weekend I only ran once. I ran 7 miles on Saturday morning on a dirt trail. I prefer running on trails. I have a few friends who prefer to run on roads because you “won’t trip on any roots/rocks and your times are usually faster.”
I think trail running is 2,384,973,287 times better than road running. Trails are usually in the SHADE (crucial in the south) and just way more fun (because you could trip on a root/rock). And I have a simple answer to the “slow times” on trails — RUN FASTER.
On Saturday while I was running I came across some horses. (An experience that would not usually happen on the road.) I would stop, pet them, and walk by so I wouldn’t scare them. All of the horses were so beautiful and sweet.
Petting horses > Fast 7 mile run
Which do you prefer, road running or trail running?
After an interview this morning, I did some body pump and went on a three mile “comfortably fast” run. I am glad that my easy runs are starting to feel easier and easier. I finished the 3 miles in 24 minutes, each mile was faster and faster.
Mile 1 = 8:47
Mile 2 = 8:07
Mile 3 = 7:03
I was breathing hard but I definitely had more left in me at the end of the run.
Tonight is Monday night, which means climbing gym and pizza at Pizza Peel!