I need to think of a better way of starting these blog posts. Anyway… this week was relatively rough. I felt ‘off my game’ for the better part of the week culminating with a disaster of a long run attempt on Friday morning. Throughout most of the week I felt sluggish and tired. I responded with more sleep and more down time. This helped, but did not fully recharge me for the long run attempt on Friday. I did manage a great interval session of 1200m repeats on Tuesday and a great strength training session on Thursday, however, those were the highlights of the week. I will spare you all the rest of the details. Suffice it to say that I did not reach the goals for the week, but I did realize that it is time to start getting more sharp in my running. That time is upon us with the SageBurner 50km here in Gunnison less than 1 week away. I am greatly looking forward to it, as is Annie! (I signed her up for it without her knowing way back in March!) (For those of you who think that was wrong; she told me that she wanted to do the race… she just had not committed to it… maybe I helped her!)(I also wrote her a training plan.) Anyway… Annie will be racing the 25km version of the event this upcoming Saturday. Stay tuned for updates and pics from this classic High Desert Race.
As for the rest of this post. Enjoy a couple of pics from Friday’s long run attempt with Parr. It was a beautiful morning with high energy company. Enjoy. I did not make it another 5 hours. Dinged my foot and had to slow it down and head in after 20 miles.) (Nice morning out though)
Parr and I on the Summit of Macintosh. Nice Mohawk
View of SageBrush Striations The new Crop Circles?!
No, Parr is not wearing pants. He does have underwear on though. It was warmer than we expected and Parr did not have shorts on under his pants… thus the underwear. Training partners are great. Thanks for the humor Parr
I also need to pass along a gigantic congratulations to Ryan Burch for his awesome 2nd place finish at the Jemez Mountain 50 miler in Los Alamos this past weekend. He killed it with an almost 45 minute PR. That is what I call stout. Epic indeed Burch… epic indeed. Here’s to ‘circling the wagons’ and regrouping. I am looking forward to racing again. Have a good week all.
Thanks for reading. Live well. Train well. DC