Sunday, July 8, 2012

Weekly Summary: July 2-8

Tuesday - 5 miles road
Thursday - 5 miles trail - hit a tree and got a nice, puffy bruise on my left knee
Friday - 3.1 miles, trail - pretty much a hike out and run back... big climb!
Sunday - 11.5 miles - all but the last mile was trails

This week felt so incredible compared to the struggle that I've had over the past couple of months. I'm still slower than normal, but my runs are starting to feel good again! It helps that most of my runs were on trails this week instead of pavement (so much better for the body AND the mind!).

It also helps that summer has finally arrived! I just love being on the trails when it's sunny and warm outside. I always feel like I'm on holidays when I'm out there. :)

Today's long run was with some trail buddies. We went out to Norvan Falls, which is always enjoyable. We stopped at the falls and also at Third Debris Chute to get some cold water on our hot, salty skin; it felt so nice. I was actually concerned beforehand that I wouldn't be able to keep up to the group, since I've been struggling with that lately, but I felt fine and the pace worked for me. I actually felt as though my fitness is coming back. Exciting!

Might just be ready by race day on August 11! :)

2 comments:

  1. Mike Buchanan (Beerslinger)July 8, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    Way to go Holly. I wish I could put in the miles you do. One of the reasons I live where I do is the trail system seconds away. So good for the soul to take a walk in the woods with the dog.

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  2. Glad that things are coming around for you Holly. Enjoy your trail adventures and other Summer fun.

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