Friday, October 16, 2020

May as well blog...

 Well, it's been almost another full year since I posted.  I'm really on top of this blogging thing.  Ha!  Currently with the world still mostly shut down due to the pandemic and my kiddos' schools doing online distance learning for the unforeseeable future, I've found myself with a lot of time monitoring (read encouraging) my 3rd grader's online learning time.  I've decided that with that time, I may as well be writing while I sit next to him and try to keep him on task...so here I am and there he is...

I haven't done any races this year. I was registered for Zion 100K but like most spring/summer races, it was canceled.  I did get the chance to run 40 miles around Mt. Hood to celebrate my 40th birthday and I will likely blog about that soon.

This week I started my training schedule for Black Canyon 100K, which will hopefully go forward as planned in February 2021.  I am using the Relentless Forward Progress schedule of "training for 50 miles to 100K on 70 mile a week".  Normally when I make my training plan based on that book I stick to 50 miles a week but I figured, why not go big this time.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  I had 20 miles scheduled for this morning.  I wanted to get it done nice and early but haven't been feeling super confident running on the trails or by the river by myself in the early dark hours so I opted to do one of my "stay close to home" 10 miles routes twice.  It worked well because I didn't have to carry any water or fuel but just used my house as a halfway point aid station.  I will say though, that after I came home with 10 miles done and my house was nice and warm I did have a bit of trouble heading back out again.  However, like any aid station it's best to not sit down and don't linger.  

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