And the beat goes on…
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. My computer has a virus that only allows certain applications to work so I can load pics or anything fun on the blog, combined with the fact that I’ve had one day off in the last 10 and I haven’t had much time to sit down and do it.
Anyway, enough excuses. Last week wasn’t anything spectacular from a training standpoint but I did have a solid week and feel like I’m progressing well. My running feels good and I’m looking forward to Oriflamme 50K in a couple weeks. After talking with Carrie, the primary goal for this race will be to run it within a “comfort” zone, as comfortable as you can be running a 50K with a significant climb to the finish, and make sure it’s a training run for PCT 50. As much as I’d like to go out with a lofty time goal in mind, it’s just not smart right now. I still plan on finishing no slower than last year and hopefully shave a few minutes off by running it smarter. But the main goal will continue to be stay healthy and prepare for my first 50 miler!
This week has started off well and yesterday was a pretty good run in the Black Mtn Open Space Park. I’ve never run here and there are a LOT of trails to check out. We just did a short 6.5 miles in an attempt to connect the area to the San Dieguito River Park. We missed the turn off trail but after looking over the maps and the GPS we know where we went wrong so we’ll head back up to check it out again soon.
In the meantime, yesterday I put together what should be an awesome run for Sunday with a good friend, Toby. I haven’t had a chance to do a longer run with him in a while and I’m really looking forward to it. Anytime we run together it always makes for an epic time. We’ll be previewing the Iron Mtn “King of the Mtn” course then heading down the 67 to Goodan Ranch. From there we’ll run a point to point through Sycamore Canyon. It should turn out to be about a 20-21 mile run. I’ll have pics and GPS data for ya on Sunday night.
Have a great week and keep moving forward!