Another 30 mile week - ended with a wimper, followed by an all around feeling of blah, groan and moan. I hate it when I don't feel well.
Sunday (10/9) did 10 miles near home - took a few minutes off the previous time I did it - 2 weeks ago. The (dirt) roads were a little snowy / muddy - the day before had snowed 6+ inches. Kind of fun.
Tuesday (10/11) did another 10 miles - this time on the Santa Fe Trail - going North from Northgate (entrance to the USAFA) up to Monument and back. Slugged away on the way up (gradual, but minimal climb), turned around at 5 miles and headed back. Did 2 miles at a 7:15 pace, followed by 2 miles of recovery, then the last mile at 7:20. Showing some signs of being able to maintain some sort of up tempo.
Thursday (10/13) only 3 miles due to lack of daylight - did a lap of Fox Run Park in Black Forest. This is a nice place to run, lots of trees and well maintained trails - with some hilly spots in places.
Friday (10/14), another favorite place to run in Black Forest - Section 16. Not to be confused w/ Section 16 over near Old Colorado City. Did 2 laps of the 4 mile loop. 2nd time around my gut really started to go wonky. Later that night and often throughout the weekend I was crawled up in the fetal position.
Total for the week was 31 miles. 4 weeks in a row of similar distance. Just as I am about to try to ramp it up to 35 - 40 miles I come down with something that has kept me feeling weak, tired, w/ no appetite. Starting to come around but this looks like it could be a low mileage week.
On a different note - New Zealand has made it to the Rugby World Cup Final, they will play France this coming weekend. They will eat them alive.