Week 6 TNFECSDC Training Recap

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I’m behind with my recaps but I’ve certainly been doing my training.  Maybe that’s why I haven’t been writing.  I’m always running, eating, or sleeping.

Anyway, Week 6 started with bad weather so I did the dreaded elliptical machine on Monday in place of my normal 4 mile run.  I actually felt much better on Tuesday because of that and knocked out my 6 miles.  6 miles again on Thursday.

Saturday was a longest run ever at 18 miles.  I met up with Kim for a portion of this run.  I started out on the trails and then met her.  I did about 7 miles before meeting her, 5 with Kim on the paved portion of the trail, and then headed back to the trails and finished.  The last part on the trails was really hard.  The trails were getting muddy and I was super tired by that point.  But I finished!

Muddy trails
Muddy trails
I got dirty!
I got dirty!

On Sunday I met my trail running friend to run a portion of the race course.  The trails were super muddy.  We were sliding all over the place.  When we got to the hills it was almost scary.  We were grabbing onto trees to help get up the hills and we kept sliding.  I even fell and hurt my pride.

Just keeping it real!
Just keeping it real!

After we got on the other side I spent a lot of time worrying about how we would get back.  We couldn’t get to a portion of the race course and had to move up to a gravel path.  It started raining when we got back on the course and we ended up turning around slightly early.   We were able to get back through the hills but it involved a lot of sliding again.  I completed 9.5 miles and was good with that.

The trails sit had snow.
The trails still had snow.
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The river was raging!
I met this lady before we started running.
I met this lady before we started running.