I met up with the Denver Trail Runners this morning at 8A for a trail run. I am embarrassed to say that I have never actually run on any of the trails around Red Rocks. But, I will say that after my run today, I will definitely be going back!
The run was awesome! The trails had everything...hills, downhills, technical parts, and nice flat sections where you could really fly.
|Source This isn't the actual trail, but it was really similar to this, only A LOT steeper!|
But, one thing that I am learning that I need to do is LET GO of the numbers. Keeping track of your pace, time, and distance is just so DIFFERENT. You cannot compare your road running pace to your trail pace..you just can't. In fact, I stopped looking at my pace on my Garmin completely because it just wasn't useful information for me. So, from now on, I'm going to stop focusing so much on the numbers (which is kind of hard coming off of IMAZ training where it's ALL about the numbers), and just focus on enjoying myself out there. :)
|Happy shoes...Dirty Floor! :)|
|You have NO idea what kind of images pop up when you type "happy trails" into Google...YIKES..ha ha! :)|