When I discovered the Truckee Running Festival Waddle Ranch Trail Half Marathon, I decided it would be a fun adventure. The thing about trails is no one cares about your time. I could run a 1:40 or a 2:40, and no one would know the terrain and course. My only goal for the Truckee Running Festival Waddle Ranch Trail Half Marathon was to finish and not hurt myself. I didn’t taper or really put a lot of stock in the race. That’s been my mindset for any trail race. Do it. Don’t hurt myself. Have fun.
Wow, a race recap? Remember when I used to blog about those? The Folsom Lake Trail Half Marathon was the first race I’ve done in nearly 15 months. Truthfully, it felt good to pin on a race bib. I’ve missed live races. I’ve come to enjoy virtual racing from time to time, but nothing beats an in-person event.
This week in the newsletter, I talked about precautions the Folsom Lake Trail Half Marathon used, including wave starts, only 3 people across the mat, no communal food, masks at the aid station, and no cups. I felt everything was handled appropriately, and I did feel the risk of COVID was low.
It’s been so long; I might have forgotten how to write a race recap. Anyway…
It seems like I start every training log with…how are we already at the end of the month? But yet, here I am again writing a training log.
For the most part, March was a good month of training. I’ve been focusing more on adding speedwork, and I was able to achieve my goal of not skipping any speed workouts.
February training was not quite what I anticipated, but then again, none of 2020 was either. Today, March 1st, I celebrate the year anniversary of my last race. During the race, I broke my foot.
I’ve learned a lot about myself since then. As cliche as it sounds, I thought I was “ready to get fit” then. I was not. I needed time to build back up. Since taking breaking my foot and recovering, I’ve run some of the highest mileage weeks I have in a long time. Even though I have zero races coming up, I’m enjoying running more and longer. I look forward to the day I can actually showcase some fitness…who knows when that will be.