Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Now What...

In case no one believes that someon
didn't actually get in!
I should know by now that as soon as you have a plan and your training is going well something will derail that. I don't know why I assumed I would be getting in to Leadville, but I did. I've read a few other people saying they assumed the same thing...except they got in. So far I think I've seen one other runner who didn't get in. But while everyone else got congratulatory letters welcoming to dig deep this summer I was left with an empty race schedule. I never expected to get in to Hardrock so it wasn't a let down when my name wasn't picked. But to be one of two people to not get into Leadville was just downright disappointing. It's going to take a few weeks to regroup and figure out what my new schedule will be. I keep reminding myself that not getting into a certain 100 ranks pretty low on the scale of things to feel bad about so I need to pull up my big girl pants and move on to another race. What that will be who knows, but I'm sure it will be an adventure!

I think I also felt bad about Leadville because I had put in another really solid week of training, especially for January. My speedwork felt easier which said to me that it was paying off. I got in some good vertical for January. Getting vertical in January means a lot more time on feet for less miles so it's not always super easy. 

Elk Meadows
Dan and I had an awesome run at Elk Meadows on Friday. There were some slow sections for sure, but it was really good to get out for a longer run on some mountain-ish trails. We went up Bergen Peak and for the most part the trail was really runnable. There was a section along the top that was really crusted over and hadn't been packed down and a few icy spots, but overall it was in great condition. 

And warm temps over the weekend meant I was dreaming of spring. A very dangerous situation since it is still only mid-January. We have a lot of winter left, but it was amazing to get out in shorts and a t-shirt several times this week. 

James' swim lessons went even better this week! It has taken him awhile to get used to the new setting and new people, but this week the real James was starting to peak through. He absolutely loved jumping into the pool and climbing back out and pushing off the wall. He's getting kicking down too! It's pretty fun to watch him enjoy it so much. Lately every day James seems to be showing more and more progression with communication. This week he nailed all done as in verbally. He rarely even needs you to cue him to use the words rather than the signs now. Of course he sometimes gets so excited he can say it that he forgets he doesn't actually mean all done! But hey it's progress. And everyday on the way home as soon as we turn onto our road I see him sign Dada in the rearview mirror. Its definitely a blast to watch his development lately.

Week January 12 - 18

Miles Running: 50.8
Hours Hiking and Running: 8.75

Monday: Off

Tuesday: AM: 4 miles fast on the treadmill; PM: hill sprints at Apex 30s/1min/2min/2min/1min/30s

Wednesday: 7.1 miles easy on Green Mountain bike path

Thursday: 9.5 miles at Apex with Allisa

Friday: 14 miles at Bergen Peak at Elk Meadows with Dan

Saturday: 7.5 miles super icy FJ run


Sunday: 6 miles pushing James at Bear Creek, almost too windy to take him but he had a great time
Elk Meadows

Loving the warm towels from the sauna

Learning guitar

Football Sunday!

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