For the second week in a row, I’ve joined Joselyne and a group of friends for a Thursday night trail run up on More Mesa. The name smooth moves is a play on another big organized run in santa barbara called “night moves” … the “smooth” part comes from, well lets just say it’s originally the name of a laxitive tea. But the name stuck. Somehow. It has even become the name of my girlfriends running blog
Now this is probably my 4th time running this entire year since my knee injuries plagued the earlier part of the year. I did pretty well considering I lifted for an hour and did my 15 mile round-trip fixie commute. My time was about 33 minutes for the 3.4 mile course. A bit off my old high school XC pace of 17 minutes for a 5k but you gotta re-start somewhere.
I plan on getting back into running a bit (barring any objections from my knees) in an effort to do some cross-training leading into the ’09 season. Since my favorite cross-training activity (cross-country skiing) is notably absent in Santa Barbara, I’ll have to revert to running. Plus some hiking, rollerblading and lifting.