Since I took some time off after the Ridge Run, there wasn’t a lot to recap for a couple weeks. First week post-race: did yoga once or twice. Second week: more yoga, some short strength workouts.
I got back to running last Sunday with just shy of 14 trail miles. Obviously this is not the recommended way to build back up after a race – it was more of the run-off-the-stress type of run. I headed to a trail with lots of waterfalls on the way up to an alpine lake.
Also, that view at the top of this post. Also, the wildflowers are still going strong.
Not to mention the mushrooms.
So, while I don’t really recommend doing double-digit miles your first run after a race, I took it easy and it was just what I needed. Plus it helped that this trail is so, so much easier than the ridge.
Last week was the first week of school, and while I only got in one short run, I added a lot of bike commuting – 35ish miles over 3 days. That sounds like a lot, but it’s all flat and easy effort.
Yesterday I ran the Rut 11K. I had no idea what to expect since it’s basically the opposite of the Ridge Run – short with mostly runnable uphills. But it went well, and I finished in just over 1.5 hours, which was a weird feeling…you mean I don’t have a few more hours of running left? I will recap eventually – after I finally get around to that race from July.