Okay the 1/2 in Steamboat was a train wreck. I’m over it, really, time to move on.
So what does a girl do to “get over it? You buy new shoes of course! Let me introduce my new La Sportiva Fireblade Mountain Running Shoes (it’s on the box.)
We are going to visit my daughter in Calgary in a couple of weeks and she is planning 5 days of hiking and camping. Thus the shoes – sturdy enough to hike, yet light enough to trail run.
I tested them today and so far they have passed with flying colors. My foot is narrow and these fit very true to size. Love them! Visit my friends at Colorado Running Company in Colorado Springs and they will hook you up with a pair!
We have been talking about our next girl party race goal and have narrowed it down to two mountain races. We are thinking either Lead King a beautiful Western Slope 15 miler or the Golden Leaf 1/2 in Aspen. How could you lose with either location? I have never trained for a high altitude race with lots of vertical altitude gain and loss. I will have to research and develop a new training plan. Any ideas?
At the top of my list working on being injury free. I have had a bum bum since November and thought I could race through it. NOT! Doing self-diagnosis, I think it is a hamstring issue. Insertion point perhaps? I am working on stretching, foam-rolling, and strengthening that area. Hopefully when I go to Canada I am going to get a full work-up/diagnosis at the Running Injury Clinic where my daughter works.
Right now speed work is out and I am doing a lot of slow mountain running , yoga, and core work. LOVING it! On all three of my runs this week I have been on trails and have not run into a single person or Mountain Lion. Does it get any better, I don’t think so.