Sunday, September 6, 2009

Down Butterfield

Elaine says I need more downhill and so Friday I went to Butterfield Canyon with Dale and warmed up starting one mile from the pass going uphill then all the way down for a total of 7.5 miles. It was 87 at the bottom and so the last mile or two, I got a little dehydrated without a camel back. I guess I averaged about an 8 minute mile but I carefully concentrated on each stride to prevent any injuries. It is about a 2500 feet drop and some places required short choppy steps.

I will do a long run on labor day but the downhill still got some muscles sore.


  1. Downhill is a good idea, I need to start doing some of that, but the only way to do it is to prop up the back of my treadmill. I always leave it out and I pay. Uphill is hard on the cardio system, downhill on the joints and muscles. Flat is phat.

  2. If you haven't done any downhill yet, do it today. :) it takes longer to recover from a should move here. It's pretty hard to run anywhere here on any sort of phat or skinny flat.