Spring is thoroughly moving through Southern California. In our local environs, this isn’t so much rain and crisp temps warming as the day goes on. It’s pretty much perfect temperatures every single day, and flowers everywhere. To appreciate it, you just have to pack away your jackets and gloves slip on some shorts and shoes and go out and enjoy the scent of lavenders, poppies, and daffodils in bloom. The arid summer will eventually arrive, but for now, every run is a reward for getting on the trail. Though I love to compete in the summer, I love to train in the spring.
April 30-May6: 41 miles, 8250 ft.
Monday: 10mi, 3,000ft, crystal cove
Tues: 3mi, 1000ft, treadmill easy
8mi, 2000ft, Silverado, good
Wed: 9mi, 2500ft, repeats on Elevator at Crystal Cove, 1mi, 330ft gain/330 loss, 7-9 minute reps, x7
Thurs: 9mi, 2500ft, westridge easy with a luna
Sunday: 20mi, 4,500ft, Wrightwood 50k course blue ridge, jackson lake, vincent gap - stomach was off from trying to take in too many calories night before, pretty warm day up in the Wrightwood area
87 miles, 22,000 ft.
Not very strong, and a bit below where I wanted to be, but ready to move into the high country work with the first tough weekend out of the way..
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Summer Dress by A Lull, free download