I've gone back and added a few photos to recent posts to help record some of the trip visually. When I headed to the trails today, it was snowing. A change from the green grass and robins from the previous two days further to the south.
I intended to write a bit about the training while on the trip to Illinois for indoor nationals. And while I was pleased with the running with Curtis at the beginning of the trip, the weather and just plain being out-of-sync with my daily routine, left my legs flat and dropped total miles. However, I am quite certain that the two days at the track...being on my feet, pacing around to various locations at the track and just simple tension of the meet...cannot be totally discounted as having no training effect. My legs were quite wasted after the first day of competition just from moving around the event center and Eastern Illinois campus. So even though the rain and timing of the shuttles between the hotel and the event left my mileage total a bit flat, I am pleased with the chance to spend a lot time on my feet. With any luck, I can build on this and slowly increase the distances of my long run each week.
|not quite enough for snowshoes yet again|
|Several times today, I slipped on ice beneath the snow|
Notice the scratches caused by the screw heads in my shoes
10 miles today so 56 for the week