Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Friday, June 1, 2012

2 PR's on Waldo Canyon trail

Back in early March was the last time I had run the (7 mile if you do a lap of the parking lot also) trail - Pr'd then with a 67 minute time going clockwise.
For the 9 weeks away from Waldo, I was focused for most of my runs on the Greenland Trail - a totally different trail.  I have been looking forward to getting back to Waldo to see if any noticeable improvement.

Last Thursday I ran counter clockwise and was quite surprised that I matched my previous best time.  It's not that it came easy, it wasn't - but I finished and felt like I could have gone faster.

So, back at it yesterday I was looking forward to it and went clockwise this time - looking to do better than from March.  Tried to push a little harder - albeit not trying to go too nuts and overdo it - and took a minute off the PR.  Now it sits at 66 minutes even.

I think I can attribute the improvement to my increased fitness, also possibly incorporating my recent Tuesday track / speed work has also helped, plus also getting more familiar with the trail has helped. 

The trail is showing "full Spring growth" - much different than the late Winter runs.  Plenty of overhanging branches now and more people on the trail too.  Still is and will continue to be a favorite and enjoyable place for me to run.

In any case - I'm happy with the improvement and look forward to more improvement on upcoming Thursdays.

1 comment:

  1. Nice new PR! And yes, a wee bit different than Kipps Loop :)