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post #11311 of 11324
7.5 rainy, hilly, trail miles. Great time.
post #11312 of 11324
18 very flat miles in just under 2:30. Planned on doing my normal loop but ran into a friend who convinced me to do another. Longest run in a bit.
post #11313 of 11324

Another 7 miles on the trails but opposite direction of Friday.  The rain kept most people off of them other than runners and an occasional hiker.  

post #11314 of 11324
Memorial day 10k yesterday with a pace of about 7:30/mile. I managed to get 40th place overall out of about 500 runners.
post #11315 of 11324

5 miles this morning.  Scared by some deer at one point as they came running past me.

post #11316 of 11324
4.4 very sticky, humid miles after work last night and then the storms rolled through and cleared the air for a much more pleasant 6.3 miles this morning.
post #11317 of 11324
9.8 miles w/ hill repeats.
post #11318 of 11324
3 miles soft-sand. Been road-running so much, I think my calves have tightened up a bit. At mile three my right achilles suddenly got a sharp little twinge. I stopped immediately and had it on ice within a few minutes. Feels alright, I think... not exactly what one wants to experience three days before their first marathon.
post #11319 of 11324

Decided to skip the run this morning and push it to Friday as we have breakfast at work and I eat at home so the workout makes me feel better about eating twice.

 

An interesting topic was raised about trail running in our area.  It seems a while ago, before the Nashville boom in the last 10 years, the trails most of us run were single track and great.  With the boom and push for people to get outdoors at all times, the trails get widened due to people trying to avoid muddy trails and forging their own path.  All the blame can't be passed onto the runners though as there are a lot of hikers and walkers.  It ruins the trail in a lot of peoples minds.  I run on the trail until it gets too muddy in a specific area then I walk through it.  I don't want to slip and tear something.

 

Any thoughts on ruining areas due to wet and forging new paths?  

post #11320 of 11324
3.7 miles this morning, sub-9'00"
post #11321 of 11324
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

An interesting topic was raised about trail running in our area.  It seems a while ago, before the Nashville boom in the last 10 years, the trails most of us run were single track and great.  With the boom and push for people to get outdoors at all times, the trails get widened due to people trying to avoid muddy trails and forging their own path.  All the blame can't be passed onto the runners though as there are a lot of hikers and walkers.  It ruins the trail in a lot of peoples minds.  I run on the trail until it gets too muddy in a specific area then I walk through it.  I don't want to slip and tear something.

Any thoughts on ruining areas due to wet and forging new paths?  

I'm like you, I will run until I come across a really muddy, slick area and then I will walk.

In the end, if the goal is to not see the trail get continually widened over time having proper drainage so that you don't get those muddy/slick spots that linger long after heavy rains is one of the biggest things that will help - when a trail gets really muddy, hikers, runners, and bikers will push themselves to the more solid and grassy edges which is what causes the most damage. If these are significant, marked trails there are usually conservation groups in the area that will come out a few times a year and have trail maintenance days where they will clean up anything that is blocking drainage, rake the trails, trim bushes, fill in any spots that might need gravel, put in new plants, clean up debris, etc.

If you are asking about forging brand new paths... If I am in a park and there are no signs that forbid me from leaving the established trails, I will occasionally begin forging my own. I don't mind trampling down some grasses and other ground cover but I won't push my way through bushes or break tree branches to get from Point A to Point B.
post #11322 of 11324
7.1 medium paced miles today.
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Originally Posted by cocostella View Post

3 miles soft-sand. Been road-running so much, I think my calves have tightened up a bit. At mile three my right achilles suddenly got a sharp little twinge. I stopped immediately and had it on ice within a few minutes. Feels alright, I think... not exactly what one wants to experience three days before their first marathon.

Hope you recover and did no damage before the race. Why were you running in soft sand? Tough running in that stuff. That is really hard on the calves, hip flexors, and looks like Achilles too.
post #11323 of 11324

5 miles this morning.  

post #11324 of 11324
3.1, nice and easy
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