Back to reality!
I'll post today/tomorrow about our adventures. It was so great! Training wasn't as ideal as it could have been. We continually increased in altitude - so I was constantly acclimating and worried about doing too much/going too hard/etc. It wasn't terrible, though, we put in a lot of volume and I feel like I did exactly the right amount so as not to come back fried (I've done that too many times in the past). No time for fatigued weeks (or multiple weeks) in this training cycle!!!
The only surprise was coming back to an "easy" day of 16 miles today - with a dew point in the mid 70s and temps in the mid 80s, my legs were struggling after about mile 3. My stomach struggled as well. It was pretty miserable. Yeah, middle of summer in MN! I'll have to be smart about the timing of my runs for the next couple of months - running really early or really late.
Have a great week, everyone! Run happy!!
Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!
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