|Elk Meadow Open Space. Bergen Peak completely obscured by clouds|
The last two weeks o' running have been modest in mileage (both around 50 miles), but have included some solid runs.
Greenland Open Space - (14 miles; 1:56) last Sunday, after dropping off my visiting nephew at Colorado College in the Springs, I stopped off at Greenland and ran the park's trails, plus several miles on the New Santa Fe Regional Trail, a 16-mile Rails-to-Trails crushed gravel path that connects Palmer Lake to the Springs. I enjoyed the run in the fading daylight, but found the course of the Greenland 50K to be rather dull.
|The Greenland Trail heading out from the parking area.|
|Nothing says "Welcome" more than a defaced road sign.|
|The start of the Potomac Heritage Trail by Roosevelt Island|
|Key Bridge, connecting Virginia with Georgetown in D.C., from the PHT.|
Solid 17-mile run with 4,500 feet o' elevation gain yesterday on the Beaver Brook Trail, running from the Chief Hosa trailhead to Windy Saddle and back. Felt pretty wasted, though, after the run. Definitely need to ramp up the long runs this week, and work in another tempo effort.
Fortunately, the IT injury seems to have healed. Still playing it smart, but beginning to feel comfortable adding in more intensity and mileage. The trick is to do both gradually, and listen to the body. Yeah, I'm talking to myself.