Wednesday, November 21, 2012

One Sock Club

Pretty slow and crappy run. Mostly hiking but at least I was moving. Took some photos and video just to test the new settings on the camera but haven't checked them yet. Will do that in a few for my blog post.

Anyway, the views were great, the weather a bit chilly, and the trails were in good shape. My mind on the other hand wasn't in it today. I really, really wanted to go for a nice long run but magically when I woke up this morning I felt like doing nothing. Go figure.

Temps were about 35F at the start and maybe 40F by the end. The sun was out and there was some early morning fog. Even a little frost on some plants and on the boardwalks (which made them extra slick). There was some wind near the river that made things a bit chillier but further inland it was pretty nice.

Fluids and Fuel:
My GI has been off its normal schedule since Richmond and today I think it's finally back to normal. Breakfast was a burrito which I ate on the way to the park and some water. During the run I had my hydration pack full of plain water and a bottle of Hammer Fizz. I barely touched the water and finished about half the Fizz. Recovery was Hammer Recoverite mixed with chocolate ZICO. That was followed by two eggs, yogurt, and iced coffee when I got home.

Aches and Pains:
Nothing to really speak of. My mind was just absent making it hard to really enjoy things.

Wore my hydration pack which ended up being overkill. Took along my GoPro camera. Wore a vest for the first three miles then took it off. Also had a t-shirt over my thermal shirt and shorts under my pants. Wore gaiters, gloves, and a hat. Also took off my ear warmers with my vest.

Codename - One Sock Club
The first rule of the One Sock Club is that you don't talk about the One Sock Club. The second rule of the One Sock Club is that you remember to pack paper towels so you don't need a sock.

Unknown since I didn't take my phone. Distance is also an estimate but pretty close.
Finish - 54:20


Lauren said...

Man, that is cold. But what a relief from the summer heat. That summer heat out here about did me in.

Great pictures!

Ummmmmm. One sock? What about leaves? :)

Neil Richard said...

I've used leaves before but nearly all are dry now and not conducive to wiping. Plus you run the risk of poison ivy or poison oak. And that's why I carry paper towels.