Sunday, September 7, 2008
Getting better in a way
I can not believe it has been 3 weeks since Leadville. I have been sticking with my plan of every other day with some back to back days. Most runs have been like 8-10 miles. For the most part it has been good like I was saying before in a post. I still have been a bit gun shy of going much farther than 1 1/2 hours. My right knee is still sore a bit.
I did not end up going up north to pace Adam out after thinking long and hard about what is best for my body. My mind wanted big time to do it but my mind also knew it would be good to keep taking it easy. I believe so many people fall into the trap of over doing it. They live very much in the moment with racing. I feel for myself feel like that can be a bad idea. I hope to race hard and good for many years. Heck so far I have been blessed with 23+ years of good running. I am hoping this decision will pay off with lot's of good racing ahead of me for many years. In the short term I hope to try a 2 hour run this week. If all goes well the next two weeks I might give the North Face 50 mile race down in Madison, WI a go at the end of October. If not I might look at Sunmart 50 mile in December. It would be good to have 1 more race in this year before there is a ton of snow.
My weekend was highlighted by getting to run on Saturday with my buddy Pat Russell one more time before he is off to the U.P. of Michigan next week, then I got to run with Paul and Evan down at the lakes and cheer on Sonya at the City of Lakes 25k. She was like 7th overall and 2nd master runner. She was not to happy since she was like 2+ min's slower than last year. I thought she looked pretty good !!! Next up for her is TC marathon.
Good job to all who ran also this weekend up at Superior 50 and 100 miler. Lot's of good times I hear but also sorry to Adam, Wynn, Duke, Carl, and the Quick man who saw there days end early.