|Approaching the second water crossing|
After 6 weeks of easy running to reset physically and mentally, it was time to dive headfirst back into real training. My coach, Brad, didn't hesitate to throw me straight into the deep end. Every time he sent me a weekly training schedule, I thought he was nuts. Every workout sounded impossible to me. I thought there was no way I could make it through even a week of this training. But, I guess the break from serious training was exactly what I needed. I decided to just trust Brad and give my best effort, and I started to really surprise myself by nailing workouts I never would've even attempted just a year ago. I really don't know where it came from. But I felt so much stronger and more confident after a few weeks of great workouts with my amazing and fast teammates.
|About 4 miles in, crossing the Charles|
|Addie, Maggie, Kara and me, Post-race|
|Me, Maggie, Molly, Kara, and Addie receiving our team award|
We're running a small 4k cross country race in Boulder in a few weeks, and our next major race is the USATF Club Cross Country Championships (a 6km) in Bend, OR in December, and it's looking like we might have 2 very strong women's teams going! :-)
Well, that's it for now. I'll try to get my trail post / trail shoe review up soon!