In my never ending quest to find a pair of trail shoes that actually work for me I ordered a pair of Asics GT 2130 trail shoes and they came in today. My immediate thought was that I was going to hit the trail for a little run, maybe an hour, not much. Sure, today is a recovery day and I have run 45 miles in the last 4 days but my legs feel good so why not give them a spin, right?
More likely than not it is a fortunate thing that I still had about an hour drive before I reached home because by the time I arrived I had decided against the run and instead am taking my recovery. I was imagining myself twisting a knee or pulling a muscle or something and then spending the next couple weeks cursing my fate and possibly even missing my debut at the 50 mile distance 12 days from today.
I’m getting better at high miles without injury and I am hoping for a big payoff come IMCdA…we’ll see. This last weekend was my second week of training and I did the same hard, hilly ride but this time it was already a little faster and a little easier. I was able to throw in an 8 mile time trial, which also went well and the next day got in a 23 mile long run and the only trouble I had with that was running out of nutrition.
Now it’s taper time and I am going to do this one right, just like I would for an Ironman.