Just thought I'd pop by and provide a quick training update. By and large, I feel like my running's going pretty well. I've been mostly injury-free, can feel myself getting fitter with each passing day and running decent volume for the past few weeks (~50-70 miles per, most likely my 2nd back-to-back 250+ mile month) save for a cutback last week. For me, this is pretty substantial - especially considering the fact it was less than a year ago I was laid out for weeks with a stress fracture.
Two drawbacks from focusing on mostly running and training all the time is that: a) it doesn't leave time for much else (work, run, rest has been the order of most days) and b) I am always hungry. Like, ravenous.
I know what you're thinking...if you're eating that much and still not gaining (or losing) weight, what's the big deal? Well the main problem with this is that it adds up. I'd cook more for myself except these days I crave very specific things: Texas BBQ, bone-in ribeye steaks, In-N-Out burgers, Korean BBQ, carne asada burritos, etc. See a theme there? Yeah, meat ain't cheap.
But diet plays a crucial role in recovery so I'm allowing myself to splurge in that area. I also make sure I get my post-run protein/carbs immediately and trying to squeeze in sleep wherever I can, mostly by way of afternoon naps a couple of times a week. I really should sleep more than the 5-6 hours I average nightly and I'm working on that.
So that's about it. With that, I leave with you some random pics from the past couple of weeks:
Lori at Pirate's Cove during Headlands 50.
Jamming down the final stretch.
Hanging with Michael at the finish.
Oooo...it's a snake!
Shacky, Rachel and I before the start of our 100+ degree desert jaunt in Anza-Borrego.
Continued health and success in your running endeavors. Happy running y'all.