Helloooo, Monday. This weekend's weather was gorgeous in Eugene and perfect for some outdoor running. Saturday, I met up with a crew around 10 am for Jeff's birthday run along the entire Ridgeline Trail.
While we started a bit late, it wasn't too bad with temps near 30 deg. However, running hills warms you up quickly so I was plenty toasty in no time at all.
One of the fun things about running with a group is that people tend to stop and let others catch up at various points. But it can be tough too to get your legs going again after stopping for a few minutes.
Beautiful, right? Let me know if you want to visit Eugene and have me be your personal trail tour guide! ;)
Happy and energetic (near the beginning of the run)...
After nine miles of hills, my legs were tired, but I had hopes for ~14 miles so I continued on and ran back through town hit the ribbon trail backward and got to my car at 15 miles.
Last week, I followed my long run up with 25 min of easy spinning on the trainer, so I did the same thing this Saturday. It feels like it just helps to flush out the soreness from my muscles and joints.
Last long run for Hagg Lake = done. But NOT my last long run for Eugene.
How did you get your sweat on this weekend?
My thoughts on fitting it in where you can: This morning I woke up at 5:20 (missed my 5 am alarm) and had just enough time to crank out 18 min of running (2 miles) followed by two sets of push ups and dips at home.
The day is busy so I knew it was "now or never" and I know I'm a happier person if I get my sweat on first thing. Just because it wasn't a 5+ miler or 30 min strength session, doesn't mean it's not worth it. Just my two cents!