Monday, May 16, 2011

Recovery Week

My week of recovery from the difficult Bear Mt 50K went well. Leg pain was completely gone within 24 hours, but a fatigued feeling still lingers in my quads. I've run almost every day since the race and even got out on the mountain bike over the weekend. The runs have felt good, but slow. The mountain bike outing was a different story! I had no power in my legs, so I was wobbly on the technical spots and on the climbs. It's amazing how much strength is needed to mountain bike well! Since I didn't have any leg strength, I just resigned myself to riding not-well. I still had fun and only took one new bruise home with me.

My next goal race will be the Virgil Crest 100 in late September. I'll try to get motivated enough to get some shorter races in between now and then. Next up is our Grand Canyon mountain bike trip. I'll be sure to post pictures when I get back!!!

1 comment:

  1. Laurel,

    Chris and I stopped by the North Rim on Wed. the 18th en route to the Jemez Ultras. It was cold and snowing like crazy! Did it melt before your trip? I hope you had a good trip!!