Sorry, spaced last-week's.
WL: +1 lbs
I seem to be going the wrong way. Need to turn this ship around...
Flounder, just saw this, sorry:
Chris - I need your help
I have been running trails each week and sometimes the only time I can get to them (1 hour drive) is during the week. That puts me on technical trail after dark - I have done OK up to know, but I am not tracking the rocks and roots very well, so I end up running up all the hills - shuffling the flatish stuff and walking the downs.
Can you suggest what you think the best: Headlamp and small handheld flashlight are?
Last night was a good example - I started at a point in the trail where it is really technical and hilly for 4 miles - So the 40 minutes after dark were on that trail. I might have went further - But I was not looking to rock hopping when you can only sortof see the rocks. I had put new batteries in headlamp last time, so that was not the issue.
I prefer a handheld... I don't use a headlamp at all. The Petzl headlamps are supposed to be awesome though. As far as handhelds: Fenix. I have the Fenix LD-20.
It's a GREAT light... I love it. Super super bright, adjustable brightness settings, and a really long burn time on the lower settings. I usually run on the 2nd lowest setting and go weeks (months?) w/o changing batteries. It's pricey, but worth every penny.
I went backward also
Part was the 50 mile race Saturday - Part was the 10 beers and lots of food after the 50 mile race Saturday
I usually pride myself on ideal pacing - But then again sometimes you think it was ideal and you might have left some on the trail. This time I purposefully went out harder than I thought I should. 4-5 minutes faster on the 1st 9 miles to see what would happen. Basically my legs felt crisp and burning by mile #12 and I went into active recovery mode and cruised until mile 40 - Then I felt pretty good and hammered home.
Mile 1-9 in @ 77 minutes = 8:33
Mile 40-50 @ 90 minutes = 9:00
by defaults that leaves -
Mile 9-40 @ 5 hours = 9:40 pace
The warm weather seems to help because I didn't really do anything to merit that much loss. A lousy 8 miles last night, but a decent sweat so maybe water loss. Recovering from the strained hammy. Took it easy. Less than 30 miles last week.