We drove 5 hours back home to Kansas and I had my wife drop me off on the highway 14 miles from home. I stepped out of the truck in to 95 degree heat and smothering humidity. Tying my shoes caused me to drip sweat. I ran the back roads home. Just a few miles from the Nebraska line out in some of the most rolling terrain ever. The thing I notice most is how the cows bolt and run from me. In Colorado they don't even look up. Today we are taking the boys to the livestock show and then the carnival.
I'm shut down for Leadville. Full taper/ rest is on. 22 days out and I will employ a similar strategy that worked for me in 15 Ironmans. The last 3-4 weeks is easily the most critical of all the 10-12 weeks leading up to any race. This will be my first 'taper' for an ultra.
More on this after Leadville.