Running on Empty
Yay I hit the trails again this morning! - for the first time in over a month. I’ve been trying to be as kind as possible to my shin, by (after giving it a couple of weeks rest) sticking to roads, rather than twisty-turny uneven trails. I decided that today I was going back to the bush.
And it was great!
However, hitting the climb back up out of the gully at the half hour mark, having gone out “on empty”, boy did I hit the wall. I stopped to take this picture, to demonstrate a step up which I did not think I could run xP - and when I got up the step and tried to start running again, I was almost completely unable to do so. It was a really weird feeling. After a while, a combination of flattening out terrain, a bit more walking, and finally mustered willpower got me trotting along a bit, and once I got out of the gully and back onto the road I was running quite well again, but maaaaan…. Should burn whatever dregs of fat remain, I guess. ;-)