The next week or two was mostly the same but with a scattering of really good runs. Every run felt like an improvement to some extent but there was definitely a few that felt as if everything was back to normal. Over the past week I have gotten in a couple easy runs around 3 hours and a few hour long pushes up McCulloch Peak at a pretty solid pace.
The break was a little frustrating at times, but mostly gave me a chance to recover, a good break from racing, and some time to look back at this year's running and learn from my mistakes. Next year will probably bring more breaks from specific training but also some small adjustments to my race preparation. But for now, I just happy to get out running.
|Climbing up through ice covered trees|
|The sun breaking through just below McCulloch Peak|
|The new thinning on McCulloch|
|Lookout Mountain poking through the trees|
|Mother Nature's thinning|
|Some trails took a hit from the ice|
|Some bigger trees down in the maze|
|Looking out toward Mary's Peak from Dimple|
|A big tree hanging over Dan's Trail|