Monday, January 21, 2008

feeling the need

Last weekend (12-13th) I got in back to back runs on Sat and Sun. This past weekend, I got back to back couch sits with the littlest lady. Today, (Monday) I went for a frigid 5 miler in the light snow/freezing fog. Was a little under dressed for it, but I made it ok. The route I took was 2.5 miles uphill and back down for another 2.5. I was surprised when I got back in 43 mins. Although it's a very gradual climb, (500 feet total) I felt very slow on the way out and only moderately consistent on the way back. Still, I felt good and cold, but energized and glad that I made the effort. My Continental Divides did great in the snow despite the lack of additional traction. Hoping to start picking up the mileage again soon. I really miss running with the Trail Nerds! They are great company, motivation, and a good source of accountability when you need it.

5 comments:

Mark Studnicki said...

I went for my first run in over a year last night and I feel accordingly. Felt good, never cramped or stiched up, but my legs fell off after about 20 minutes and the remaining 20 minutes was just complete agony and I probably looked like it to. My gracefull stride like a prancing deer turned into something that I couldn't explain, but it was just wrong !

Shane"CRASH"Jones said...

I got in a 4 hour run at Wyco on Monday. Felt Ok. Hopefully I'll do well at Psycho. I've been having a bit of a motivation issue too. Keep it up, you always feel better after a run right?

Ben aka "Good Ben" said...

Amen brother! Indeed I do feel better after a run. Good luck with Psycho and don't underestimate the importance of rest days. good for the body and the mind!

Ben, aka BadBen said...

We miss you, too, GB. Great photo of the Little Lady.

davidultra49 said...

Hang in there brother you'll be back up to speed before you know it.