March was considerably more productive running-wise than February. I got 200 miles in for the month and am accumulating a nice mileage base. I have started throwing in a workout or two every week; focusing on longer, marathon-oriented type threshold work, a form/plyo/short speed workout, hill climbing, and the weekend long run.
I have been down to Fort Collins twice for a Towers time-trial. The first one was productive. I made the ascent in 35 minutes and felt like it got easier as I continued up. The second one did not go well. From the start, I knew I did not have anything in my legs. I forced myself halfway up and then turned around. I'll give it another go in a couple weeks.
I am heading up to Boise this coming week for a visit, a job hunt, a show, and a race. And an anniversary. From what I've heard, it is actually spring in Boise. That sounds lovely.
The race I mentioned is the Lake Lowell Half-Marathon. Elizabeth and I will be heading out to Nampa Sunday morning for what will hopefully be a race of PRs for the E&R household. It sounds like her training has been going well, and I feel like I am in a better place training-wise than I was for Horsetooth two years ago, which has been my only other half-marathon. The course is fairly flat and an out-and-back, and Nampa sits at ~2500 feet above sea level. That should work in my favor.
Elizabeth and I met up in Moab a couple weekends ago for three nights of camping, a couple of beautiful hikes, some semi-successful camp dinners, and a little touristic sightseeing. I love the canyons. I love that woman.
|Needles District-Canyonlands NP. La Sal Range on the horizon.|
|Confluence of the Green (L) and Colorado (R) Rivers.|
|Neck Spring Canyon hike.|
|Elizabeth enjoys the Island In the Sky view.|