No running today but I did lift quite hard for my legs and core. I feel very much that the cross training I did before Leadville is the only way that I ran OK. That and a nearly spot on perfect nutrition plan. I averaged just 58 miles per week for the 20 weeks leading up to the race which is probably 1/2 as much as many. I felt on many days that a hard 40:00 lift was worth twice as much as a 40:00 run in terms of time VS. benefit. Nursing my knee back to health for the race was a huge focus for me and the cycling really did allow me to maintain some high intensity with out beating myself up even more.
The canyon fire in Boulder is scaring the crap out me. We live in a similar canyon just a few miles away and seeing what is possible for us makes me a little edgier than usual. I have done a ton of fire mitigation from raking pine needles and mowing our grass to trimming the lower branches on all our closer trees. Still quite scary though.