Second day after the Ring, and I feel pretty good. I didn't get out on my bike yesterday, due to company being over. The legs are just a little stiff. The blisters are healing.
I need to work on the blister issues. I have calluses on the outside of each heel, with a blister underneath. I need to work on getting rid of those calluses. I think I need to do some shoe research, and see if I can find one with a better fit. I may try the Scarpas that I wore for a review for Trail Runner Magazine a year ago.
I'm real pleased with this comparision:
I've noted with glee the number going down on the scale, but it's gratifying to see the gut shrinking. I've lost about 20 lbs. I need to lost another 15 lbs. I'm getting faster, just by being lighter.
I need to work on my walking. I will turn one of my running days into a 'power walking' day. I have done this on the treadmill, but I need to do this outside. The tread does the work for you. I have the perfect road for this too, the private road on our property. The FAA has an road easement through our place to a FAA directional beacon adjoining us. The road has been redressed in the last year with large #1 gravel-rocky and not that pleasant to walk on-PERFECT for training!
I also need to work on going up hills more efficiently, so I will target one running day a week to do some hill repeats on.
AND I need to get back to the Hard Core Workouts! I need to get the core stronger!
Yes, I had plenty of time to think about training needs on my run Saturday.
Being on the Massanutten rocks really sparked my desire to improve and go back there again.