8 mile loop in Pisgah with Greg and Griffin (South Woods trail - pretty!)
5 miles on rail trail from KSC atheltic fields to Sawyers Crossing...feel very heavy, slow, and UNFIT. Finally the beautiful weather is back though.
Circuit Madness: 3 cycles + 2 miles. Got pretty hungry and pooped, but a good workout. Felt good to have some time in the gym.
4 mile Ashuelot Road loop, early.
Pisgah Run with Griffin; log 13 miles
Not a bad week considering I worked over 60 hours at KSC. Even made it to the gym for some strength training one day. The biggest run was the Pisgah 23K race course. I started at the Horseshoe trailhead with Griffin (Greg hit the roads) on Sunday morning. I wasn't as prepared as I should have been i.e. I didn't hydrate or eat great Saturday and should've been to bed a lot earlier. I knew it was going to be a hard run, but it kind of blew my mind how hard it really is! And I want to do the 50K someday?!?! I didn't do the roads of the course- to make it shorter and to avoid the dog on winchester road. I was excited to have new trail sneakers- Mizuno Wave Ascend- I like them. As far as the run, the Pisgah Ridge will be my slowest part (along with most people, I guess). It is a hard climb and pretty technical on top of that. Once I get through there I will be tired but relieved. I was getting discouraged during the run because I had to walk so much of the ridge, but when I realized I finished in around 2:10 I was pleased. Add on 2.5 miles of roads and some "race excitement" and I may finish in under 2:30 on race day. I guess that's my goal...for this year. I am so tired right now I don't know what else to say.
This week, a couple days of light strength training, hopefully a spin class or two, and I really need to get some speedwork in there somewhere too. I think I will do the course again next Sunday the same way, maybe with someone?! Work will settle down this week to where I will have a set schedule and time to plan all of these things in. It's a process...and I love it....