Sunday: started the week with an easy shakeout run of 4 1/2 miles in 40 minutes on the trail behind my apartment. A crisp 43 degree morning, beautiful and sunny skies. The run was just a shakeout run from the heavy workload of the week before. That week was more than just covering 60 miles, it was about working hard on just about all of those miles. As a result I was tired - for days afterwards, including this morning's run.
Tuesday: took a rest day the day before and then did a double loop of Falcon Trail. 26 miles in 4 1/2 hours. Still felt slow and weary throughout, caught up to me in lap 2 and so I ended up walking a lot of it.
Wednesday: A double loop of Mt Herman. 16 miles in 3 hours, 49 minutes - with 4700'+ of gain. Felt better on this run than the day before, yet was still a very physically taxing effort.
Friday: took a needed rest day on Thursday. Friday morning woke up to this....
|First snow of the season.|
|Not as much snow here at the Greenland Trail parking lot.|
Saturday was a long day - drive a kid up to Steamboat Springs for a soccer game. I got in 5 miles on Santa Fe Trail before we left for the 3 1/2 hour drive. Got there early for the game so I managed to get 2 1/2 miles in along the Yampa River while waiting for the game to start. Steamboat is a nice town - Mt Werner overlooking it was impressive, the Run Rabbit Run race going on while we were there.
|Mt. Werner. Would like to have had time to run / hike up it.|