Saturday, October 31, 2009

Arctic Commando Trail Run 2009

The second edition of St. Paul Central HS Nordic Ski Team's fall fund raising event. Weather-wise, this seemed like a repeat of last year: chilly, even with a few snow flakes in the air. Fortunately, they changed the route a little to avoid going up the sledding hill right next to the community center, that really was a killer last year. The ground was slippery under the freshly fallen leaves, result of the rainy weather we've been having, and the hills were hard to climb. The views from the top overlooking the Mississippi River Valley were rewarding. This year, I only caught one; despite my best efforts I was not able to catch the two young women about 50 m ahead of me. My pace was 3 seconds slower per km over last year's event (2008 results here). Getting old ;^) Finished 8th of 35, for complete results, see

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Arctic Commando Fundraiser at Battle Creek Park

View Arctic Commando Trail Run at Battle Creek in a larger map

Pictures at Flicker Thanks to Tom Hysell for taking these great photos and making them available, I don't have many pictures of myself in action.

Link to all Arctic Commando trail runs.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Garmin Connect - Activity Details for Como Park Fartlek

Introduced fartlek to my regular running route. See at Garmin Connect. I realize that this is not a true fartlek because my pulse did not get back down after the third interval, but at least I introduce variety in speed.