I’m still trying to get used to the constant rain.
My new running training plan continues to September 4 and the 53K race in Vermont. I hope to add more races during the next four months. I spent a few hours tonight looking at races including a marathon on Killington trails and a local 10 miler.
Saturday, I ran 6 trail miles in the Winant Trails area and Sunday I ran 4 road miles. I didn’t swim, bike or do yoga which will be included in following weekends. I’m including more core and stretching after running.
As part of the training plan there will be hiking – a lot of hiking. Hiking was a major component of my trail marathon training when I raced The North Face Endurance Challenge – Utah in Park City last fall. The race had a lot of climbing, and the hiking paid off.
This year with Jay Peak as my A race there must be long trail runs and long hikes.
Also, this weekend, I noticed the blackflies are out. UGH. I have not missed those buggers when I lived out west. Annoying!
I did get to see my nephew, Zeke play soccer. He’s such a star!
I’m looking forward to this week and getting more into a routine with increasing mileage and sticking to the training plan.
Here’s the 2017 race calendar so far. I’m sure I’ll be adding more:
After living in Colorado and Arizona for the last 13 years I never needed rain boots.
After moving back to New Hampshire in February and several continuous days of rain it was time to buy rain boots.
I bought these LL Bean Wellies by chance at the LL Bean Outlet in North Hampton. With rain in the forecast for the next four days, they have become an essential.
Speaking of taking care of your feet, after this morning’s run I remembered that I should wear my compression socks to aid recovery from the street pounding.
I’m a big fan of Smartwool. My socks are the Standup Graduated Compression Socks. I don’t wear them as much as I should so these I’ve had for about two years and still hold up; meaning they really help soreness.
This blog is about ultra running in New Hampshire although I’ll be racing around New England. I was signed up for a 50 Mile race in Arizona in March 2017 and deferred to 2018 so I have an even bigger race next year.
The reason I started this blog is to write about ultra running as I get older and to share tips and strategies for training and nutrition. I’m 46 and started running and racing triathlon over 10 years ago. It’s harder to recover now, yet I still have ambitious goals for racing and competition. Racing is a relative term: I’m not fast. I like competition and finishing races in new places. I rarely raced the same event twice.
I love running this route when I have a short run. Just over three miles. Halfway through I run by Gibson’s bookstore and the Capitol Building. The street by the capitol building in the above picture will be bustling tomorrow with the kickoff to the Saturday Farmer’s Market; I can’t wait.
Downtown Concord is quiet early in the morning – a great time to run there.
As I circle back home, I see all the flowers blooming. It is a dreary day and the start of four days of rain. I’m glad I got the run in. #runNH