I finished the last day of my 6 day 20 mile challenge on what I consider is my home trails – The Whitewater Center Trails. I could have run any number of trails, and I did think about running somewhere else. However, I felt that I needed to finish it where I enjoy running the most.
Frankly, after going so many other places, I was ready to hit my local trails again.
Today’s run held no surprises, and only a few people were frequenting the WWC. Social distancing was more like social isolation.
I clipped off my fastest 20 miles in 3:26:02 which also surprised me. Over the last couple of days, my quads seemed to be a bit more fatigued. Soreness became way more pronounced during the closing miles. Then, my quads have weathered quite a few runs so maybe they do have a right to complain about how I treat them.
Being that this was my first run-cation, it provided some extra perspective. When the only things on my daily to-do list are eating, sleeping, and running, life is pretty nice.
I am glad to have wrapped up this challenge on a positive note, and I am looking forward to the rest of the summer. If racing does not pick up, I will have to come up with may own challenges, just like this one.
Challenge yourself first and your friends next,
The Cool Down Runner