Saturday morning I ventured up the Ridgeline for some glute/hamstring work before yoga (did I mention next weekend's half has 2,800 ft of climbing?!).
Insert cheesey life metaphor here (because I sure did)
And yup, I took the UP trail before heading down.
And on Sunday, I kept it flat and peaceful with 9 sunrise miles, ending with a stop for syrup. I was the crazy girl running a mile home with a glass bottle of maple syrup in her hand. #thethingsyoudoforpancakes
Probably the only time my legs will be a mile long
And only occasionally ventured off the beaten path
...or stopped to stare.
Eventually, all roads lead to home and after a weekend of fresh air and fun miles, the proper way to close it out is by biking to your favorite patisserie for dessert.
It was a good weekend indeed and I'm feeling recovered from the 50K thanks to my easy effort and a gentle return to running.
For some crazy reason, I decided to go balls to the wall on lower body Monday morning, so I'm experiencing DOMS like nobody's business. This morning I have another at-home weight training session planned and the jury's still out on whether or not I'll do more squats and lunges. Because you know weight training a week and a half before your race is really going to make up for the lack of hill training you've been doing. ;)
How's your week going? What one thing are you looking forward to the rest of this week or weekend?
Mine's crazy busy, but I'm trying to crank through the to-do list and take deep breaths. Because waking up at 3:30 a.m. to fret about your list doesn't solve much of anything.
And big congrats to Emily who conquered her 100 miler! Serious accomplishment right there. I can't even imagine.