Quick refresher, our last race of the year took place on December 13th. After the race I pretty much felt gassed and ended up taking a break from 12/14 to 12/20 which was a full week off. Since that big break I've had some pretty solid runs and I feel like I'm getting back in the groove of things.
This was my first trail run since my break. It felt good to hit some of the climbs and then bomb back down the trail. Biggest take away was how quickly I lost my ability to climb the mountains. My legs felt strong but I got gassed quick, so I will need to keep a steady dose of elevation gain in my runs from here on out.
8 miles --- 1,080 feet elevation gain --- 11:13 min/mile pace
Mrs. Schlub was running with her running group so I decided to pick up some miles. No pace intended for the run, just wanted to get my legs back in the swing of things. Biggest take away was that it was freaking cold. I know most of you east coasters will laugh but out here in AZ, starting at 5am in 36* weather is crazy cold LOL.
9.46 miles --- 111 feet elevation gain --- 10:56 min/mile pace
This was a great trail run. Went out in the afternoon and again hit some hills just trying to build up my climbing stamina. Got some great pics and and little trail video, sorry for the turbulence.
5.84 miles --- 772 feet elevation gain --- 10:26 min/mile pace