July Stats: 174 miles, 1 race (for which I still haven’t written a Race Report…)
Monday: 6 miles easy bright and early. Well, not bright because it was pitch black but certainly early.
Tuesday: 8 miles early.
Wednesday: In the OR until almost 10 so no run for me.
Thursday: 7 miles on the French Broad Greenway. Nice break from the hills and it wasn’t even hot.
Friday: My first real failed adventure. Headed to Warren Wilson College to run the trails but clearly didn’t get connected to the right trail network because I ended up doing 3 miles on deer paths until I gave up.
Saturday: 7.5 miles including Riverside Cemetery. Odd to run in a cemetery but Asheville maintains it as a park.
Sunday: 3 miles up Mount Pisgah.
Total Miles: 34.5
Not the best training week. I got off my schedule of running in the morning early and then had a couple late nights in the OR and a misfire on an adventure run. It’s tough to get workouts in here because I’m running in the dark and there aren’t a lot of flat options for interval work so I’m going to go with intervals and hills for the next two weeks and regroup once I get back to Vermont. I did decide that I’ll be switching to a 9 day cycle for my upcoming races and am excited to share what that will look like soon!
Not running related, but a beautiful piece that captures a huge amount of what I see and feel on a daily basis. It both captures what draws me to surgery and what sometimes brings me to tears after the immediacy of a situation is handled. I run for many, many reasons but finding a way to process stories like that is one of the big ones.