or: The Race of Ill Omens. Prior to last year’s Cedro Peak 45k, things didn’t proceed smoothly for me. This year my Jeep’s transmission died as we were driving to the race. I’m not a superstitious person or a believer in omens though, and the rest of the day went[…]Read More »
I honestly didn’t know what to expect from the Cedro Peak 45k this past weekend. I had sampled part of the course (or so I thought), and wasn’t particularly enamored with it. I also wasn’t sure about my own fitness. I’ve been putting in lots of 20 miler long runs and B2B weekends recently, so in theory I should have felt well-prepared for 45k (27.9 miles) of running, but pre-race doubts aren’t an unusual feeling for me.Read More »
Mileage: ~43; Elevation: ~4,300′ Race week finally! Monday: Rest. That’s right, an actual complete day of rest from running. I believe this is my first non-running day since January, but I really felt like I needed it. I knew there was no real compelling reason to train today and that[…]Read More »
Mileage: ~31; Elevation: ~2,000′
Monday: Planned rest day.
Tuesday: I again decided to rest. We had guests coming into town for New Year’s Eve and I decided that cleaning the house, cooking and drinking beer was a more enjoyable way to spend my NYE.
December was a great month for me in terms of mileage, elevation gain and time on my feet, so I wasn’t super concerned about a few days of rest to enjoy time with friends. My knee had been causing me intermittent pain the past few weeks so I had no reservations about a few days of rest.Read More »