HR avg 155 max 175
Just driving into the park I started to get excited at the site and smell of the woods before me. It's been far too long since my last "real" trail run. As soon as I opened the door on my Jeep I was greeted by the deafening sounds of the world's largest cicada brood. I'm glad the +1 wasn't along as we would have needed to shout to carry on a conversation. This made for a very surreal run and a splitting headache later that night! Apparently cicadas are non-toxic and edible, but I think I'll stick to gu's for now... I remember getting back in my jeep and closing the door only to be amazed at the silence. My ears were ringing as if I had just spent an hour front row at Ozzfest.
|Brand new GU Energy Roctane Cicada Crunch flavor!|
I ran a little harder than I probably should have with the Gladiator 5k coming up this Saturday but it was nice to power up some climbs again. I really needed this run to get my head back in the game and I'll probably run the same trails next Thursday. In addition to the cicadas I got to run around a 4+ foot black snake. He didn't even have the common courtesy to move off the trail when I yelled, "on your right." I wasn't going to stick around to argue with him though. I bet he was thinking here comes another effin' runner!
|Random post-run foot shot|