Saturday, October 3, 2009
Saturday 20 miles
We went to a birthday party in Boulder this afternoon so I decided to run to the party and meet my family there. I went through Walker and over Eldorado and in to Boulder. I saw my herd of elk by Walker and am glad they have come down for the Winter. I'll try to get some picks of the bulls tomorrow but pics won't do them justice, they are truly magnificent. Something about running by a large herd of elk makes you feel amazing.
Today had quite a bit of uphill, lots of downhill too though. I started at 8200ft and ended at 5500ft. I need a lot of work on my technical descending so this was good. No fatigue to speak of. I did get a blister though- my first in maybe 5 years? I ran about half of my 15 Ironmans with out socks and even then I only got mild blisters once in a while, save one year when the ground temperature was measured at nearly 140 degrees. I think my feet simply cooked. Today I wore my old Lunar Trainers that are completely worn out. The inside has a tear in the liner and I got a blister right where the tear is. Duct Tape should let me get a few hundred more out of them.