Yesterday I was going to re-run the Padden Mudfest course with my friend Kirsten, but after quickly missing a turn on the trail, we were slightly clueless to where we were. This route was way muddier than last weekend’s course, so there was a lot of walking up steep, muddy hills. We decided that we actually wanted to RUN, not walk up hills, so we cut back out to the main lake loop and ran it.
The main loop has a nice variety of flats, and rolling hills, so it still is a challenge. We kept up a nice sub 9:00 pace on that loop whereas we had a slow 12:00 pace on the muddy, hilly back trails. We totaled 4.6 miles and I probably could have ran another loop, but we called it quits.
Today I really wanted to go for a bike ride outside, but the weather is just blah and I am a wus. A little wet and a little cold and padded bike pants just didn’t sound awesome this morning. I’m realizing more and more that I am a fair-weather biker. Need a trainer oh so bad right now. So, I ran instead! I heart running these days more than ever! I did 4.29 miles in 37:52, 8:50 pace!
Perfect running weather! I’m waiting for the Y to open so I can go swim and lift too. Or spin and lift to knock off some of those bike miles I promised myself I’d do…