Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Getting my trail legs back.

After taking a few weeks of planned recovery time off from running after CIM, I'm back in the saddle, I'm ramping the mileage back up.  I feared, or rather dreaded, the acclimation time and discomfort ahead of me while working myself back into a regular training pattern.  But, to my surprise, it seems that I haven't lost much fitness!  Aside from a bit of muscle soreness in my legs, I'm feeling great and was surprised to look back of the last seven days and see that I piled up over 50 miles of running.

10 mile run

14 mile run

7 mile run w/ 8 x 400m w/ 400m jogs  (400's ranged 5:35 - 6:20/mile pace)

10 mile run with Lucy

18 mile Western States Trail run - Cal St. to Driver's Flat

4.5 mile run with Lucy, followed by a 49ers win over Carolina!  Niners!!!

11.5 mile run with Lucy

8 mile run with 5 x 800m w/ 400m jogs (800's ranged 6:30 - 6:45/mile pace)

11 mile run

Weekly Totals (last 7 days): 63 miles, +5,636 ft.

So, I'm happy to be trotting around and I'm relieved at what, so far, seems to be an easy transition back to some good training miles.

Also, I think I've found (at least the top half of) my Comrades Ultramarathon outfit:

Other than that, Lucy's ready to run and is #Kaepernicking again...
Lace me up, poppa.  I'm ready to run.

#Kaepernicking dog.  Let's Go Niners!

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