Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Yum, Yum...Fast Trail Run

A weird weather front moved in, so was unseasonably warm and humid, last night. We started after sundown at 7 p.m. in SM Park. The trail conditions were perfect; the soil was just moist enough to be tacky without being slick. Nine Trail Nerds showed up. We ran the first 4.6-mile loop in 40 minutes. A couple of runners left after the first loop. I led the first part of the 2nd loop (in the opposite direction) slowly, and then picked up the pace for the last 2/3 of the loop. We ended up with a 34:18 2nd loop!

It always feels great to hit the trails hard and fast (at night). Luckily, I get to do trail-tempo-runs 2 nights per week! Most of the other runners in the group that I run with are 15 to 20 years younger than me, so it keeps me sharp. My speed and technical abilities are increasing with age. That's a good thing!

7 comments:

shliknik said...

You must be on the Barry Bonds regimen! All of his stats increased with age as well!!!

heheheeh
see you on the trails

Ben, aka BadBen said...

Yeah, that's why I'm so darn lean. ;-)

angie's pink fuzzy said...

yay!

running42k said...

Aging like a fine wine, just like we are supposed to.

Ben, aka BadBen said...

Actually, in my case: Aging like a fine Belgian Ale.

olga said...

So I've got something to look forward with aging:) Nice night running!

Rae said...

I'm sure I'm several years younger and I know you could kick my butt! I hope to improve with age as well!