I ran a lot this summer, a bunch of slow, easy runs mostly in the nearby trails – there are so many in Colorado and I discover new ones all the time. I had decided to take this summer off from training so I could enjoy them.
And I have enjoyed them. That said, not training specifically for races has slowed me down, a lot. I ran my last race of the summer today and the results were disappointing. I think I’m ready to start training seriously again. The rush of a race well run, there’s nothing like it. I want that back.