Monday, October 31, 2011
A solid month in the books. I passed 2000 miles on Sunday, about a month earlier than last year, and have already exceeded my 2010 vertical of 65 miles. In fact, this was my strongest month of vertical since June. I'm finally seeing progress in the weight room again, as I hit it pretty hard this month. I also endured the pain of several track and incline treadmill workouts.
October was about the daily grind, without really any blogworthy adventures, except for my Buckhorn run. I can relate to Geoff's post a few days ago about the "daily run". Why get up so early to run some trail you've run a hundred times? Especially, knowing that it is still gonna be dark when you get back to the trailhead. It's because I know that at some point midway though the run after shaking off the sleepiness, I'll look up at the star-filled sky, take a deep breath of the fresh air, flow effortlessly along the singletrack, and think of how lucky I am to be doing what I am doing at that moment.
October by the numbers:
188 miles, 6.7 vertical miles
Trail (11 runs), 127 miles, 4.4 vertical, 23 hours
Treadmill (5 runs), 27 miles, 2.3 vertical, 5 hours
Track (4 runs), 22 miles, 3 hours
Road (2 runs), 12 miles, 2 hours
Lift (15 workouts), 10 hours
Rest Days 9