Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Training for Trails

So, I've been dutifully training for my Tashka Trail Run this December, and I've been getting a fair amount of miles in on actual trails instead of on roads. But trail running is really different than road running. Here are a few fun things I've learned so far:

  1. No matter how tired you are, you can always run faster when you see a snake
  2. No matter how hard I try to be graceful, I will always look like a retarded duck when running down steep hills (arms flapping uselessly while I hop from foot to foot trying not to face-plant)
  3. Derek is freaking fast
  4. Up-hill sucks.Wait. That's the same for road running... so was #4...
  5. I may be slow, but I can outrun overweight mountain bikers
  6. Blisters happen a lot faster

Okay, so I haven't really learned that much new stuff. But it's been fun. Except for the blisters part. And that snake. And those hills.

Why am I doing this again?

1 comment:

  1. Use something like body glide or Trislide for the blisters!! Happy training!