Mon - 1 mile with Alistair at CSU race.
Tues - 3.5 miles (1,000') easy with FCTR at Reservoir Ridge.
Weds - 4.5 miles (1,000'). Horsetooth Falls loop.
Thurs - 0 miles.
Fri - 104 miles (27,000'). Wasatch 100.
Sat - 0 miles.
Sun - 0 miles
Total: 113 miles (29,000')
Mon - 0 miles
Tues - 0 miles
Weds - 0 miles
Thurs - 6.5 miles easy at Pineridge with FCTR crew.
Fri - 0 miles
Sat - 0 miles. Hike up West White Pine with D & A.
Sun - 20 miles (6,100'). Lookout/Signal loop from Dunraven.
Total: 26.5 miles (6,100')
Got out for a couple of runs this week but nothing really until today, which was probably a little longer than it needed to be, but it would have been criminal to let the beautiful weekend get away without some kind of higher-peak action. Felt great to be out enjoying the mountains with no particular training or racing focus. Still some residual stuff in the quads on the downs from Wasatch, in addition to general leg fatigue, but things generally felt good.
Will look to keep a similar running schedule for the next few weeks, which means I'll be looking to get up high exploring on the weekends for as long as the weather allows, while taking at least a couple of days off through the week.
Probably look to run the Silent Trails 10 mile Memorial Race in Laramie Oct. 9 and maybe the Bacon Strip 10 mile (which was the first race I ever ran in Colorado) Oct. 2. Heart Center of the Rockies Half Marathon Nov. 7 could be fun too. Haven't run a road half in quite some time, so that would be a good opportunity to firm up my half PR. Maybe a bit of snowshoe racing this winter.
Looking further afield, I've been thinking through some options for next year, and while I really have no idea what the main focus will be, I know I'm feeling pretty lukewarm on returning to Western States, but have definitely been giving some thought to a long trail FKT attempt. Seems John Muir, Colorado Trail and the Long Trail (VT) are the big three as far as shorter long trails are concerned. Will probably do a separate post on some of the research I've been doing on those in the near future.