I did my 16 miler on Saturday, it was less then stellar, but I made it. My legs actually felt pretty decent, but the trail conditions were what could only be described as “icky”. It was a half way decent day out, a little cloudy and a little windy, but I could deal with that; it was all of the snow and mud on the trail that threw me for a loop. I don’t know why I was surprised that there was snow on the trail, I mean, it is Colorado, it is February, and it did snow a little earlier in the week. I guess I just expected the trail to magically clear itself or something. The sad thing is that I bought a pair of Yaktraxs last week and being the idiot that I am, didn’t even think to bring them.
Now some of you might be wondering what became of my new white tennis shoes that I posted about last week with all of the mud/snow (I’m sure you aren’t, but let’s pretend for a moment shall we?). Well, let me assure you that my new Brooks Adrenaline are still clean and white and new. I may have forgotten my Yaktraxs, but I brought my old shoes along with me just in case there was mud. I’ve got my priorities straight.
Total mileage for last week was 30 miles. This week is rest and recovery. THANK GOODNESS, because I am tired. I’ve only got three runs total on my schedule, two swims, and a couple of easy bikes.
Alright folks, I’ll be checking in with you all shortly. I’m way behind on blogging due to work and NO; I don’t get President’s Day off! BOO!