Man as I sit here at my computer now and think I have a little less than 4 weeks till go time I am pretty excited. I think the best thing for me as of late was to get signed up for Leadville. It is as if I lit a fire under me by doing so.
Train has been going pretty well since the 50 mile training run. Last week I took it easy the two days after the 50 and then slowly added miles as the week went on. I was shooting for a good weekend, and that I got. I did the ski hill loop with Paul on Saturday and then got a long run in on the MN river bottoms with Sonya, Paul, Adam and Nick. My hill session on Saturday did not go as well as I hoped but I think that had allot to do with the fact that I was 6 days out from the 50 miler and that I did a real good hill session on Thursday night as well. It was my bodies way of says please stop killing me. Sundays long run was pretty good except for the fact that I picked the wrong shoes to run in. I thought I would give my pair of Solomon XA's a second run to see if I liked them. Well I now know the answer to that question. It is NO. Man there is a reason these are under my bed. I know many people who like them but to me they just sucked. The problem was I had to feel them suck on my feet for some 21 miles. Oh well I will live.
This weekend was also big at my home because it was my son Evan's 3rd birthday !!! Man we love this little guy. Hard to believe it has been 3 years. I feel truly blessed.