Friday, August 31, 2012

Back in the saddle (sort of)

Latent pain from the arch taping during Leadville has subsided, and it seems like my plantar fasciitis is well on its way to recovery.

Headed up to Horsetooth yesterday with Brad and Erlend for my second Horsetooth Rock ascent time trial. I managed to eke out a 23:45 - 4 seconds off Sam's fastest known time. That was without warming up and still feeling some plantar fascia pain. Depending upon how I feel I may make an effort to turn the 24 hours of towers event into a long run.

Ultimately, I'm learning that I have plenty of speed and really need to work on very long distance stuff between now and next year's racing season. I'll be doing the Blue Sky Marathon here in October and then running TNF Endurance Challenge 50 mile the weekend before the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco. Obviously the marathon is a fast race, but I'm confident that I can lay down a pretty fast time in the Headlands. After a year's worth of running on Colorado trails, California's comparatively pristine coastal trails should feel easy.

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