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.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
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
Saturday, May 13, 2017
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
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.