I’m back at it. I kept my post-marathon distances short the last two weeks, but ripped off 12 miles Saturday. I ran another 10 miles today in the crisp fall air and full Colorado sun. Saw Susan running with her dog. What a perfect weekend for running. This photo is of my last steps in the Denver Marathon.
I have some ideas for racing over the next two months. I signed Ellie and me up for the Longmont Turkey Trot next weekend. A 10K for me and 2 miles for Ellie. The weekend after that is a cross country race in Boulder. That’s only a 6K, but on grass. A couple of weeks later will be the Colder Bolder – a 5K on the CU campus. It’s impossible to run fast in such cold weather, buried under heavy sweats, but that’s a pretty fun event.
It’s easy to stay indoors when the weather turns foul. So far the temperatures are ideal for running. I expect some bad days as winter nears though. Having an event to train for should work as needed motivation on those cold, dark days ahead. Typically, I begin to run in the early afternoons once daylight savings ends. I’ll only run 3 or 4 miles since I have to return to work. Which is fine, it’s good to have an off-season for recovery. I can still run longer distances on weekends. Although the plan is to snowshoe as much as possible, like last winter.