|This poor guy needs some much required rest!|
I've not been in the situation this guy was in, but I did choose to have a rest weekend. Last week I put in a relatively large amount of miles and cross training exercise. With the heat of late, disturbance of my sleep schedule (Two days last week I had to be in DC for an inspection at 7:00), and my weight training and racquetball at lunch, my last two runs were SLOW.
On Friday, I went for a trail run around Liberty Reservoir, a small lake near my house. It was hot, humid, and the trail was thick with vegetation. I wasn't sure what to expect. I've done some hiking there a few times, and knew the trail wasn't necessarily "runnable" so I was going into it as a hike, with the potential for running. I packed out a black bean, lentil, and avocado wrap for lunch. At one point, I crossed a little strait putting me onto a small island. Here, I took a break and enjoyed my wrap while watching some fish swim around. After that, it was back on the trail. I ended up running about a 5Ks worth of distance.
|Mainland on the left, strait in the middle, island on the right.|
|That is such a BIG strait. LOL|
|A hidden boat landing.|
|Relaxing for some grub.|
Now that Monday is here, it's back to it. I've got a 50 Miler to train for people... I can't be lollygagging around!