Trail Zealot

Colorado hiking, Appalachian Trail thru-hiking, and more...

Nov. 12, 2019, 10:08 a.m.

With a streak of sub-optimal runs, I felt the need to reset. Decided not to look at the watch at all. I knew even one glance would influence my decision-making for the rest of the run. It can be hard to ignore data coming in, and I feel especially uncertain about my fitness / recovery right now. Luckily, my quads felt virtually fresh. Succeeded in running 100% by feel, no data consumption.
And hey, wouldn't you know it, I felt snappy again when I stopped worrying about why I felt bad. Cadence was back up (I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do that without feedback), and I was running quick. HR was stable too, maybe even more so than when I check my watch. Happy to feel like I'm over that hump, and ready to get back to running fast!
GPS trace looks like garbage until Wonderland Lake. Totally off-course. Wonder what I can do to make it not so bad. I hit start virtually as soon as my device has found a satellite. Maybe it needs more time.