The plan for the week was to take it down a notch from last week's 94 miles, knowing that I'm not prepped (yet?) to handle many back-to-back 90+ mile weeks. Stuck to that plan. Good thing, because other than the Thursday run, I wasn't feeling very peppy.
Two days off...Sunday (planned: following the previous day's 28 miles) and Monday (unplanned: an overly busy day). Had a couple days of solid climbing (Flagstaff and Sanitas) and a very good Thursday tempo run (Upper Bear Creek Road). Saturday's long run was a bit of a slogfest, but got it done.
Miles for the week: 61.94
Time for the week: 9:53
Elevation gain: 8,872 feet
The early part of this week looks like fantastic weather, so I may try to up the mileage a bit and return to Upper Bear Creek Road for a Thursday tempo run.
Picked up a pair of Saucony Peregrines today. Eager to get in some easy miles in them this week. I'll definitely be easing into 'em. I think the heel drop is something like 4mm, a bit different than 10mm drop of my beloved La Sportiva Crosslites.
I also bought a new bladder for my Nathan pack - my third bladder. The first two went down due to the remarkably crappy bite valve. The new one has a redesigned bite valve. Hoping this one is easier to use and survives at least through the summer.
Really enjoyed this recollection from GZ.