Saturday, February 6, 2010
The year so far
My running in 2010 started out well. I ran 23 miles on the Blue Sky trail on New Year's Day and kept putting some good miles over the next three weeks. I ran the Hardwater 30K Snowshoe race in Nederland on Jan.9 and surprised myself with a second place overall finish. Last weekend, Jan 30, I ran the Twin Mountain Trudge 11 mile race outside of Larimer, WY. I had a rough start and struggled through the deep snow on the back side of the loop, then ran the second half much stronger, passing several runners to finish 7th overall. I have been taking it easy for the last couple of weeks to rest my left foot which had been showing signs of early stages of plantar fasciitis. It has been feeling better with the help of rest and lots of stretching. I am looking forward to the Red Hot 50K+ in Moab next weekend. I have not put in all the training that I had hoped for, but at least I will be well rested. It will be nice to run 33 miles of snow free trails and slick rock, hopefully under blue skies and mild desert weather.