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: