In Iowa, we've been waiting for some typical weather to allow for typical training. This year has been phenomenal for atypical conditions. I finished out last week with some good steady workouts and am adjusting to the fact that I need more recovery between efforts in order to run. Times are not like they use to be! I wish my knees would feel like they did in days past.
Ended the week with 6 on Thursday, 6 on Friday, 5.5 on Saturday, and 5.5 on Sunday for a 47 mile week.
The woods are changing visibly every day now. The Bluebells are out and Mayapples are emerging. The warbler wave is in full swing albeit a bit late. I saw several interesting warblers today...Blackburnian, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Cerulian..............
I've been checking for morel mushrooms but they are really late this year.
I couldn't help but notice that an old tree stump has begun to show new growth in it's center. A concept that I've been striving for in recent years!
Put in 6 miles today with a 3 mile hike yet tonight.