Sitting here on a Sunday night with a cold Alaskan Amber, and I'm thinking I could use more weeks like this last one. Unseasonably warm weather, an awesome kid and girl, a school year just about to hit its peak, and clean dogs(this rarely happens) top the list this week. I encountered a running milestone this week as well - my first 80-mile week since 1997!
As for the Lemonade. I had been planning (somewhat) on doing the 13.1 at Salida on Saturday, but my himming and hawing came back and bit me, as it filled up by the time I decided to do it. Kinda gave myself some lemons there. Melissa had already planned out a whole day's worth of Cale activities, so I had the time...I just needed a plan. Enter good ol' Brooks, who also had been shut out of Salida due to his own lack of sign-up ambition. He shared his plan of an all-city-park run, where we would hit most of Colorado Springs's urban trails in one fell swoop. Sign me up - this is just the type of thing I needed to turn the Salida snub into something sweet! Marc joined us for the last 20 on what proved to be just a great run on a bluebird Colorado "winter" morning.
|The 8 park 8 pack|
As I said previously - give me a bunch of weeks like this!
Monday - 11 miles / 1,700' up Gold Camp Rd.
Tuesday - 10 miles / 500' (4 miles 6:40's to 6:20's)
Wednesday - 7 miles / 200'
Friday - 10 miles / 1,600'
Saturday - 29 miles / 2,300' (a few 2-4 minute pickups to 6:30's)
Sunday - 14 miles / 3,200' (Incline 28:00ish)
Total - 81 miles / 9,500'
I love falling in love with an album - it only happens once or twice a year. El Camino has been my baby of 2012. This song especially.