Today was warm and windy. Almost 60 degrees. Early this morning I took the Buffaloes for their run at Riverbend Ponds. It feels like spring. The ice is melting and the light looks brighter, the days are getting noticeably longer.
I took advantage of the day to go up to Horsetooth and run the hills on Centennial Drive. I did 10 miles at a snail's pace with a killer headwind from the north, but I enjoyed the run. I love my North Face jacket from Across the Years. It's perfect for cold days when you don't want to overdress. It wicks moisture better than anything else I own. It's nice to feel the air and sunlight on my legs, I wore shorts. I froze going north in the exposed sections of the road, but I was comfortable most of the way.
Yesterday I got a massage from Cindy and I was so tight in my upper back. I had a stressful two days at work. I could feel my whole body releasing knots as she worked on me. Even my face was tight. I've been doing more weight training over the past few weeks. I'm up to 30 miles of running this week with 10 as my longest run. I'll need to pick up the mileage over the next few weeks.
I'm working on my race plans for the year, trying to stay focused on what I need to do right now. I'm eating better, but haven't dropped any weight. I'm not putting in the mileage or intensity at this point to expect it to help any. I feel like I'm dragging this big lead weight up the hills. Ten pounds lighter would make a huge difference.
A front is moving in, that's why we have all the wind. I'm working this weekend, and the weather isn't supposed to be great. Next week I've got a busy schedule for personal business, like going to the accountant for our taxes, etc. I'm trying to get things done early so I can focus on being outside as much as possible!