So this past holiday weekend I got up on Saturday for my long run. No specific plan as Dopey Training doesn’t start until September, but I need to able to run 13 miles for the week 1 long run, so I got’s to be ready before then. The last couple months my long runs have been kept to 8-9 miles. Just keeping it in check but also keeping my endurance somewhat up. So when I started the run I went ahead and decided to go double digits for the first time since April. It was hot, but I got er done. I have been able to run from park to park finding drinking fountains in most of them. Not too bad.
Sunday was Runday. I had some friends wanting to run trails. Sounds good to me. I like running trails. I like the challenge, the difference, the variety, the mental focus, and the fun of it. It looks like our Runday trail group might keep it up for a while as several of the newbies got bit by the trail bug (not a literal bug). I’m sure our group will grow too. We got up early and ran Arbor Hills. After we got breakfast and swapped stories. Not a bad start to the day! And we only lost 3 people during the run (don’t worry, they were all found safe later on)!
We ended up going 5-6 miles. Great cross training! But after the run I went for more xtraining – yoga. Wasn’t sure how my legs would hold up, but they did alright. I can’t miss yoga during Dopey training. The stretching, stabilizing, strengthening is so vital to running!
Anyways, took a day off and back at it today with an early run and an afternoon weightlifting session. The journey continues!