Thursday, January 5, 2012

14 miler at Waterfal Glen!

Location:  Waterfal Glen 
Distance:  14 miles
Time:  2hrs
Temperature:  38-42 degrees

  This was a really great run and actually was not planning on running this distance.  This is currently the furthest I have run. Prior to this run my longest distance was the Rock'n Roll  half marathon in Chicago.  The run today started pretty slow and I was stiff but after a few miles I felt quite a bit better.  The trail was kind of a mix of ice and mud which was a bit challenging for my footwork.  I was happy with the beautiful weather today, it felt like spring.  
  After about mile 7 I was kinda thinking that going a little further then 10 miles might be possible, since I was feeling really good during this run.  So I decided to set my goal for 13 or 14 miles.  By  the time I got to 13 miles I thought why not just do the 14, so I did.  Near the end of the run I was getting pretty sore and my legs were so stiff, but I was very happy I pushed my self to finish it! All in all a great day on the trail

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Downers Grove

Location: Downers Grove
Distance:  6miles
Time:  46min
Temperature:  38degrees

This was a very nice evening run right at sunset.  The route I did has been as of lately my regular everyday type of route.  Is start off  from my house and head down main street till I hit down town Downers Grove, then just kinda run through all of the side streets through the town and then back.  I really enjoy this route because I always tend to run into people I know in the town and I stop and chat for a few min before I get back to the run.  I felt pretty strong on the run this evening and actually felt like I could of gone a few more miles, but decided to stop because I hope to get some solid miles in tomorrow on some trails.