Another week down. At one point, 35 miles would have been a bad week, but right now I'm happy with the consistency. Now that I've decided to race, I have a level of motivation and focus that's been missing for a long time. If only the time were there to match . . .
A cycling friend would always tell me it's better to be undertrained and rested than overtrained. I figure the same holds true for injuries--better to be a little overtrained than to get injured. With that in mind, I'm going to build mileage slowly. Of course, there's not a long way to go. I'll stick in the 30-40 mpw range for a couple of months, but I don't think I'll consistently be over 50 at any point this year.
Still only one run on the trails this week. But I bought a Petzl Tikka RXP after being happy with the one I borrowed last week. After two runs, it seems like a great lamp for trail running. It should make it a lot easier to get off road from time to time.
The one trail morning was this morning, when I ran the Little Cottonwood Canyon Trail again. I'm happy to report that the Garmin Fenix 2 did better this week. Last week it lost the GPS signal several times (which was disturbing for a new unit), but this week it held it the whole time. Same trail, similar condition, different times, new firmware. I'm guessing it was the last item on the list that made the difference.
After running I went skiing all day at Snowbird. My legs are now appropriately fried.
The rest of the week I spent on the roads around my house. I've been spending more time running up and down the short, steep hills that are everywhere. Hopefully it will prepare my legs for the heavy climbing to come throughout the spring and summer.