Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trail Tuesday 5/23

The best part of running outdoors all year round is seeing the changes in nature as the seasons change. After so much brown, it is a welcome change to see everything green and growing.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Post-Ultra Maintenance

One of the best parts of finishing a race is recovering, healing any aches and pains, and then holding on to that fitness base. When I first started running, I would train hard for a race but then ultimately take so much time off afterwards that I would lose most of my fitness. When the next training cycle came along, I would have to start from square one. Over the years I have perfected my art of maintenance between training cycles. I absolutely enjoy taking time off and focusing on other non-running activities, but I also like being able to utilize my fitness base when starting to train for a specific race.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trail Tuesday 5/16

This week's Trail Tuesday is full of pictures of my bird. I get excited every time I run and see the herons and loons out. They are so cool to watch and beautiful to see flying.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Earth Day 50k Recovery Week 3

It's hard to believe that three weeks has passed since my first 50k. In some ways it feels like a lifetime ago, and other days my body reminds me that it wasn't. This past week marked the third and final week of scheduled rest, and I am feeling very ready to jump into maintenance mode. I did very little running and while that feels strange, I tried to enjoy it because I know what's a few months ahead.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Trail Tuesday 5/9

This week's Trail Tuesday is underwater...literally. I happened to notice the trail near my house on the news last week for severe flooding and when I ran to it the next day, it was definitely underwater. I'll be taking to drier, higher ground until most of the rain stops.