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søndag 15. august 2010

Høgåsen loop: endurance run, low pace

Descending towards Blanksjø
A beautiful day to run in the woods. Sun, light breeze and low humidity. My aim with todays workout was to run on technical trails to add some variety to the major part of my running in the third quarter-street-runnning.
Being a recovey week I should feel some freshness in my body and mind at this moment. I have to look closely for freshness in the former part, but I can spot some in the latter part. My legs felt a bit heavy when encountering the ascend of the first part of the loop, but who cares on a day like this. Life can't get much better. I'd just wished it was a diiferent week than recovery-week. In that case this loop would have been substansially increased in length. Running on technical trails is good in many ways. It builds supplementary muscles and is an opportunity to train patience-let the terrain work with me instead of against me. It's not like running on streets. Quite the contrary, actually. Running in the woods and managing to get the good feeling I could stay there for hours. After 4km there's a short section on gravel roads along the lake Store Åklungen and then it's back again along another trail towards my starting point-this time descending. I didn't push it at all. I was out there to focus on having a good time, executing good technique and using some different muscles than the ones I usually use.

Pretty hot-even when descending
-Distance: 9,04 km
-Time:      1h 13m 13s
-Ascending time:36m 47s
-Descending time: 36m 24s
-Average pace: 8:06 min/km
-Elevation gained: 175 m (19,4 m/km)
-Calories: 568 kcal
-Average heart rate(max): Not monitored.
-Shoes: Montrail Masochist (wonderful shoes on technical trails)
-Weather: Sunny, 25 degrees celsius, light breeze, low humidity in the air

The GARMIN logfile can be found at:

2 kommentarer:

  1. You have a nice blog here.
    Keep it up and have a happy running!

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  2. that's a nice way of recovering.. the pic looks so refreshing. :) ~ mountain khaki ~