Sunday, March 14, 2010

Week Ending March 14 (WS minus 14 weeks)

Mon - 9.5 miles easy (600'). To Rim Rock on Blue Sky Trail from Soderburg.

Tues - Noon: 10.5 miles easy (800'). To Indian Summer on Blue Sky Trail. Legs felt like bricks.

PM - 7 miles (1,200') with Pete & Alex. Reservoir Ridge.

Weds - 11 miles (1,000'). 1:31. Blue Sky + Indian Summer from Fisherman's. Legs were bricks again. Felt better the faster I went, but generally just tired.

Thurs - Noon: 11 miles (1,000'). Same as yesterday. Legs fresher but still heavy.
PM - 5.5 miles (500'). Milner loop steady.

Fri - Noon: 8.5 miles (800'). To Indian Summer on Blue Sky from Fisherman's.

Sat - AM: 26 miles. (3,900'). Salida Marathon. 3:19.

Sun - Noon - 11 miles (1,000'). Blue Sky/Indian Summer. Legs were a little creaky to start, but felt great once warmed up.

Total: 100 miles (10,800').

Another solid week, with a strong race sandwiched in there. Back into the hills next week.

So there have been a few obsessive-compulsive admissions of late in the Colorado-running blogosphere. Anton confesses that he thinks about running. A lot. George comes out and follows suit a couple days later. And while I'm not about to pen a long post confessing to my running obsessions, I had a good laugh (to myself) thinking about those posts as I was listening to Lou Reed's portrayal of life under the shackles of a heroin addiction.

The "coming-up" sequences in Heroin are not only great background music for a mini, one-song fartlek session, but also a stark reminder that we all face our demons, addictions and obsessions. Some just happen to be a little healthier than others.

Hi my name's Nick and I have a running obsession.

Also check out Andy Henshaw's CR finish from the Psycho WyCo Run Toto 50k this year. Love it:


  1. Did Andy play baseball growing up? Kid know's how to slide into home!

  2. You are a stud --- BUT 100 mile week with a race? Maybe it wasn't a A-level race for you so you took it in stride. I feel like a taper should have been in there.

  3. No taper until WS - that's the mantra.