Miles since last update:
6/23 7 miles - 5 tempo, 2 w/up/c/d
6/24 4.15 treadmill
6/25 8.06 miles neighborhood easy run
6/26 8 miles in Vancouver! Mom visit
6/27 4 miles in neighborhood. watch died at mile 3.3, I worried I would die
6/28 7.5 miles - Track Tuesday! 8x600 meter repeats. DEATH. Mega digestion issues, pretty tired, used weird porta potty at 5am.
6/30 7 miles - 5 tempo, 2 w/up/c/d
7/1 4 treadmill miles
7/2 6.42 Trail Run - Photos below!
The beginning, when everything was good and lovely. Before I saw all the bear poop and cougar tracks.
I ran my fastest miles EVER down hill. The first 2 miles were uphill and felt like I was going to murder my spouse for recommending this run. The elevation was a bit more than I am used to plus the incline was a bit intense. Then I started the downhill and realized I was the only human for miles and started to enjoy it. AMAZING.
The foliage, so lovely! When I wasn't running from imaginary wild cats I was taking in some breathtaking views.
Earlier in the week though it was a different story. These AM runs are resulting in some interesting outfit choices, including wearing shirts backwards. Like. A. Boss.
Back V Neck, anyone?
The miles are starting to pile on, tomorrow I have 10 on deck which is my longest so far. Maybe I'll start some fuel experimenting? Does anyone have any recommendations for clear gus? I can't really tell what color they are until they are spilling all over my hands attracting various bugs. I have also been noticing that any extra activities are starting to fall by the wayside and my runs are taking more time. I need to pay a little more attention to what I'm eating nights before track and tempo runs, it seems to have a very direct and uh, urgent effect on my running. I also need to get a massage like you wouldn't believe. My shoulders are super tight from aerial and then work (computers amirite??), my quads are grumpy some mornings more than I would like, and the arch of my left foot is really mad about some lack of support. Saving my pennies this month for a little time with my favorite masseuse and making sure to get my stretching in after ALL runs.
Okay, time for netflix, dessert, and sleep. NEED SO MUCH SLEEP.