Monday, February 2, 2009
Trail Running Buddy
For the past three weeks I have been doing an active recovery/sabbatical from a training cycle. I am just about ready to get back into the swing again and have some races picked out for the year. These will follow in due time.
So at the close of these three weeks, I was ready for a moderate distance trail run. I had been communicating with Marshall King, a fellow North Texas Trail Runner on line. He completed the Bandera 100K (62 mile) race in a stellar time. After minimal communication we decided to meet at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano Texas for a good morning trail run. We agreed for a 0500 start time. I woke up at 0438. My Marine training kicked in and I was out the door by 0445. That's right, 7 minutes from the bed to the car. I was only late by 3 minutes.
The time flew by. I have never done a longer run with anyone. We had such a great time that when I was completed I couldn't believe I was out for just under 3 hours. Marshall was going to knock out another 15 miles to wrap up a 30 mile day. I, on the other hand, had a basketball game for Luke to get to and my Macy's 6 year old birthday part to help out with. Marshall and I agreed to run together again on a more frequent basis. O Good times I tell ya!!!!