2/27 – 30 min. yoga. Felt very good!
2/28 – travel
2/29 – 5 mile run – easy and fun
3/1 – 4 mile run – enjoyed every minute
3/2 – rest
3/3 – Old Pueblo 50 Mile Endurance Run – combination power hiking and trail running on a challenging and scenic 51+ mile course. Temps started at 18 degrees, climbed into the 60’s and back down to the 30’s over the day. Sunny, minimal wind and very dry!
The Perpetuum sustained my energy as I discovered no strong interest in ‘real’ food. Minor injuries include a few blisters and the upcoming loss of two toenails. My quads are still fussing at me and I’m not interested in taking a jog yet, but other than that, things are doing pretty good.
I have to admit – I don’t really see the overall charm of this sort of running. Gorgeous scenery that you don’t take time to enjoy; rough road that you can’t quite hit your stride on. Several times throughout the day, as I hiked up narrow rocky trails and dry stream beds, I found myself wishing I could do more running. I trained for running, not speed hiking. Some serious time on a Stairmaster during training would have been useful.
I was much slower than I had hoped to be but I got the job done and I owe my crew a huge THANK YOU and many, many hugs. I couldn’t have done it without them and the food, support, information and encouragement they provided.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
More details on subsequent posts!!
3/4 – rest and some walking