No race this past weekend. No pacing duties either. What the hell do I write about?
Well, I suppose I can talk about training. Mileage wise, I have already gone 200+ miles for the month of June, which I think I have done only one other time (this past April). They're not forced mileage either as in, "must run XX miles this weekend". I've just been enjoying running for the sake of running. As such, I've mostly been adhering to trails because that's my love and passion. Nothing makes me happier than looking back down at the view of a climb I just tackled. And it just so happens to be the terrain I'll be running on in upcoming races (see sidebar).
They're not all quality miles though. And I'm working on changing that since I have some big races upcoming. I'll probably be ramping up mileage in the coming weeks before winding down to tackle my 2nd 50 up in the Bay Area.
Above all else - knock on wood - I've been relatively healthy. And rarely a day goes by when I'm not grateful for the opportunity to be able to lace up and run (mostly) painfree. Being laid up for months (stress fracture late last year) will do that to a fella. Now I've got my share of niggles and aches but a big difference now is that I won't try to run through something I know is not your run-of-the-mill soreness. Honing in on what my body's telling me and paying extra careful attention to the recovery process has been key.
I've also been dealing with this chronic respiratory issue that's been some cause for concern but for the most part, I can run through it.
That's about it for now. Oh, I did put in an order for the new Garmin Forerunner 110 that I'm pretty stoked about. My 305 crapped out a few days ago and I'm finally tiring of the bulkiness of it. Taking forever to ship though - it better not backorder!
Anyway, that's it. Best of luck to those racing Western States 100 this weekend. Hope Tony/Geoff/Hal and boys can hold off Kilian Jornet for top place.