(Photo: Bradley Mongold; from a Columbia Blacktail deer hunt in N. California)
Life is slowly returning to normal with the addition of a few easy runs this past week. The knee held up o.k., but my sissified body is revolting with unbelievable soreness. I can't believe how much fitness I lost in three weeks. I'm trying to be smart with the return to running, but the pull of Spring is strong.
The realization of the price paid by losing three weeks of training has made me rethink some upcoming runs/races. Old Dominion seems out of the question. I really wanted to run a spring 100M, but it seems illogical at this point. I'm thinking I'll simply ease back into things and run one of the best all around races of the East(maybe the country?), Highlands Sky, here in my backyard. Then what? Don't know, but I'll settle for running anything and anywhere at this point. Maybe I'll plan some solo multi-day stuff for the summer? Plans are a changin'.
I was certainly bummed missing out on Promise Land this past weekend. I love the race, but even more I love the fellowship and camaraderie with everyone there. The ultra community is full of some great folks. I'm sure everyone had a great time out there. I'll be back soon! Huge congrats to Lehmann running a PR in 6:14; good enough for 43rd overall. Very impressive. I think he might be on the juice.