I’d like to say I haven’t posted in several weeks because the end of the semester was busy. Which it was, of course, but the more proximate cause was actually insomnia. I normally have a couple weeks of insomnia every spring (because spring is the worst), but this year a couple weeks stretched into a couple months and thus, the internet silence over here.
Last week I finally started sleeping soundly for multiple nights in a row, so fingers crossed that that continues. I’ve been consistently running 10-15 miles a week, which was not where I wanted to be by now, but was about as much as I had energy for between the insomnia and other responsibilities. A brief recap in pictures:
Took advantage of spring snow showers
My easy pace has somehow been getting faster, despite the low-ish mileage. I guess consistency pays off?
Ran this road a handful of times while it was closed to vehicles.
Swept a trail race.
Failed to convince Kara that the ducks don’t want to be her friends.
Survived one run in Texas.
Made it 2/3 of the way to Mt. Baldy before the snowfields stopped me…
…a trail I’ll be seeing a lot more of between now and August, since it’s part of the course for this race:
The Ridge Run is 19.6 miles of technical, often steep trails. My only goal is to make the aid station cutoff times, which translates to finishing in around 8 hours. So…the training begins now.
Do you have any big summer race plans?