As winter turns to spring and we’re able to get back outside again, I’m a bit late to the getting back in shape thing.
I’ve got two things that I’m training for: The Subaru eRock 100 ride here in Castle Rock, CO, and The Leadville 100 where I am helping out my brother in law by pacing him for 10 or more miles of his 100 mile Ultra Maraton.
The 100 mile bike ride is just a month away, and I do not have enough miles under my belt this spring. I’m having serious doubts about whether I can pull this one off. Though I’m trying very hard to get my legs and cardio in shape to make it feasible. If I’m ready for that, then I am not very concerned about running 10 miles in August.
The thing is, life is getting in the way of training and I cannot get out for 2 hour bike rides (plus the prep and cleanup). So I’ve been running. I can get a solid run in under an hour, including shower. So I’ve been doing that.
I’m about a week into serious training with running now, and I’m feeling my legs and lungs coming back. It’s quite hilly around here, so there’s some extra challenge.
And Sunday night, I ran up the mesa in the image on this post.
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