Today my training begins. Ha! For what, you may wonder. For Twin Peaks, which isn’t until October 2014. I need to start early because I have a LONG way to go. (Twin Peaks is a 50 mile race with an ungodly amount of elevation gain, run in the local mountains. If you have read my blog before, you may have read a word or two about the race ).
My goal for the remainder of the winter (about 6 weeks left) is to get back running regularly. In achieving this goal, I am determined to still get in my adventure runs. I do not want to let go of the fun this time. Lastly, I aim to rigorously continue physical therapy (ON A DAILY BASIS – when the foot improves I will not lighten up PT).
Of course, beginning training today is too late for my upcoming 30k race. I’m all right with this because all races I run before October will be training for the big one, Twin Peaks.
Back to my first day of training. It was not an adventure run. Today’s run was an out-and-back on Arroyo Trabuco Trail in 85F degree weather (approx. 30C). Yes, I did just write that it’s winter. I plugged away at 12.47 miles on this lovely, relatively flat trail, in and out of shade. I made five stream crossings on the way out, the same five on the way back. On my last crossing, I fell in and drenched both feet! I was getting a little cocky and went at rock hopping too quickly.