HI AUGUST. And hi blog. I’ve missed you. Since I last posted a few weeks ago, I attempted and failed to run a 100k, worked for a week at a…
What’s not to like in the Medicine Bow’s Snowy Range? Heavy scented pine forests; fields of flowers in yellows, pinks, purples; and a dozen glittering alpine lakes whose only purpose seemed to be a glorious mirror for the craggy, rocky peaks above.
Week 19 in training – 45 miles of running and hiking at altitude. Highlights include 14ers (!) + the associated fun car camping. And birthday celebrations. Low lights include getting kicked/punched/scratched all night at work, and feeling some deep-seated fatigue that means taking more rest days than planned. Oh well!
Dan and I hiked Wetterhorn Peak on June 25, 2017 – my birthday (!) – 7 miles roundtrip, 3,300 ft of elevation gain, and lots of marmots.
Week 18 in training – 56 miles of running and hiking at altitude. Highlights include 14ers (!) + the associated fun car camping, and a long run of 27 miles. I love 14ers.
Week 17 in training – 52 miles of running and hiking at altitude. Highlights include 14ers! and the associated fun car camping, and a long run of 24 miles.
Week 16 training. We are now in the month that precedes the month in which I will run my ill-conceived 100 K. Highlights of the week included spending time with family and driving to the magical land of 14ers. The crappiest part of the training week was a long run attempt in 90+ degree heat and semi-failing. Twice!
Week 15 training complete. My “worst” week of training so far (aka, not much running) – but half the week was spent in Utah (hooray!) and two days were spent flying home and participating in my best friend’s wedding (hooray!). Lots of fun stuff this month, it’s been a blur.