Home Grown Adventures! When I was with Eric last September at his run camp we talked about a new direction for my running, at the time I was tired of racing and PB chasing and was looking for a new challenge. Eric’s concept was #homegrownadventure – essentially an ‘adventure’ run from your front door to wherever! A true where can the road take you?
To quote Tolkien “It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
I had a few things to work on over the winter, foot strength, “fat burn” heart rate training and brushing up on my map reading and navigation skills
It all came together with an 18 mile run on Sunday – literally running out of my front door (at sea level) and heading for the moorland town of Princetown at around 1500 feet above sea level.
It took a little over 4 hours and was a great test of everything I’d put together of the winter months and running into Princetown was an amazing sense of achieving.
If you want to see some detail here is my Garmin trace and the Suunto Moves Count 3D trace