Our overall pace was between 10-11 min miles for four miles. I was working HARD, too, so that tells you how challenging the trails were. I checked the website today to see what they said about the trails and here's the description of one of the trails we followed:
The Red Diamond trail runs East to West, it is a challenging trail in some places with steep climbs.
Maybe I should do a little more research next time Bungee and I try out new trails. The best part of the run, though, was when Bungee snuck up and scared the bejeezus out of two stoned kids. Apparently, those trails are where the kids go after school to get high. The little girly scream and the look on that guy's face was totally worth feeling like death as I chased Bungee up those giant hills.
Afterwards, I dropped Bungee off at home and headed out to finish my run on my own. I thought my legs would be exhausted and the run would be terrible, but I think my legs were just happy to stop mountain climbing. The road run felt great even with the rolling hills throughout.
On a completely separate note: Is anyone running the Chicago Ragnar? Aspaeris is sponsoring two of the teams running the race, so I'm heading out to volunteer at Exchange 34! If you're running, or even just in the Chicago area, I'd love to meet up!
If you run trails, do you check the map or website before running or do you like a surprise?
What was your run yesterday?