This is the elevation profile of my recovery run this morning.. 6.1 miles in 43:02/ 7:03 pace. Average HR 143. Max HR 154. This is a huge improvement in just the time I've been here showing good adaptation to the hills and the altitude.
Today I spoke at length with the coach I want hire and we will be starting this week. My goal is a fast marathon in 3 years. So this year is going to be focused on getting my 'speed' back and laying off the high mileage. I was happy to hear him throw out "90 miles" as being enough.. I can live with that. He thinks 31:30 is realistic at Bolder Boulder, 1 minute slower than my goal.. we'll see. ;) A fast half marathon or two will be my only focus later this year. This is smart for me I think. Not only seeking the guidance of a more experienced (and successful) runner, but also pulling back on the mileage and focusing on shorter races for a year.
pm) 4 miles of jogging. Very easy.
We 'had' this beautiful fox that I would see often in the neighborhood.. I saw him/her again this afternoon dead on the road. Humans can really suck at times. It makes me glad that we ourselves get killed and catch diseases. Sort of an odd thing to think, I know.