“Adventures” is the best way to sum up this past week. I ran in 3 different countries, the US, England and Germany. However, even with all the traveling, my most favorite run was right here at home in my usual weekend spot on my usual trails. The beauty of these trails amazes me with every run and this one in particular was in a heavy snow fall. We have had some good rains this winter so the sights were amazing, the bright green fern were almost electric, and against the snow, they lit up the woods. The more I travel, the more I love the great NW, I have just not seen a more beautiful place.
My run in Germany was in a town called Muenster. There is a lot of history there, and I could feel it as I ran through one of the neighborhoods. This town was pretty heavily bombed in WWII, and while much of it has been rebuilt, I could feel the “old” Muenster as I ran along the canal. There were woods to my left, water to my right and train tracks beyond that. I could not help but to think about the war and what might have happened years ago on the very grounds that I was running.
In London I ran through a really big park that reminded me of Central Park in NYC. The most interesting part of that run was looking at all of the people running with backpacks. I asked my friend if they were ultra runners, but I was a little off. These people actually run to work, lots of them. I saw as many people running to work in London that I see biking to work in Seattle, I thought that was pretty cool.
My biking was limited to 1 stationary bike session on a really old bike in the bottom of a London hotel, 1 session on my rollers, and a road ride on Bainbridge Island, which is always my most favorite road ride.
I had only one chance to swim this week but that was ok. By the time I got my swim in at the end of the week I felt strong in the water, I think my shoulders enjoyed the break.
I did a lot of core work this week, mainly because I couldn’t sleep and it was something to do at 3:00am.
Coach D considered this past week a “recovery week”. Tomorrow morning its game on! I’m looking forward to getting back into full training, the breaks are good but I do get pretty ansy.
Well, that’s all for now, I hope you have a great week. BTW, it’s the last week of winter so now is the time to register for some races or rides!
Thanks for your support!