Happy belated Thanksgiving to all who read this - and no, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in New Zealand. Too bad though because I for one am always looking for an excuse to overeat tasty food. I did that with reckless delight yesterday with friends - whom I am very grateful for. I am just as grateful for other friends who asked me to come share some of their food and fellowship - alas I didn't make it to anywhere else.
There was a definite need to run this week with such a big food intake yesterday. So this morning I waddled around the 13 mile loop of Falcon trail with my slowest time in recent weeks. But this capped off another 40 mile week - my 4th in a row. On Tuesday and Wednesday I got in 2 other 2 hour + runs - first time I have done back to back long runs in who knows how long. Tuesday I did the Mt Herman 8 mile loop with 2300'+ gain in the fresh snow which was really fun. Then on Wednesday I did Falcon Trail again in a creaky 2:03.
So I am quite pleased with 4 40 mile weeks in a row - not training for anything - but enjoying the weather, the trails and the ability to not gain too much weight by staying on top of some good mileage weeks.