Wednesday, September 12, 2007

adjusting the training

Due to the complexities of the house buying/closing, the packing up, moving, unpacking, working, and getting used to a new city/state, etc, I've had to take off longer than I wanted to from running. In the last 4 weeks, I've only been able to run a couple of times. This week, I've been able to get in three runs and I've already discovered that I'm not quite fully adjusted to the altitude yet.
On a very cool note, I've discovered some trails within running/riding distance from home and they take me up to a rattlesnake infested high plain leading up and around a ridge line with a great view of Denver and the front range. Not overly technical, but it gives a good 7-13 mile workout with long gradual climbs and descents and lots of fresh air!

Before the Leadville Marathon, I got a pair of Montrail Continental Divides and have loved them, but for one thing. A blister forms on my right heel whenever I don't run at least 3 times per week every week to keep the callous toughened up. Looks like I'll have to pick up the mileage or switch shoes again..... or both!


Jamie said...

Good luck with getting settled in. I always thought moving was a great source of stress, but it's always nice once it's over. Enjoy the area!

Shane"Crash"Jones said...

I got a pair of cont. divides too. I haven't fallen in love with them yet though. I think the odysseys or hardrocks fit me a little better. Maybe I'm just weird.