With three runs in since the VT100, I'm not really sure whats next. A failed 6 miler in the whites, one week post VT, had me down. I was still not ready to run. I took the next week off from running and decided to pick it back up this past Saturday at the MMD 50k in NH.
What better way to come off a recovery and really pound my body in the mountains of NH!! Turns out, I had a brutal day on the landscape front on Friday. More wall building in 95 degree humid temps. By 4 o'clock I had enough and was thoroughly dehydrated, under feed and nauseous. I honestly didn't recover till today (Sunday). A phone call was made to my running mate, Jesse, to let him and the RD know that I was going to be a no-show for the race. A little upsetting, but the right call.
On Saturday morning (yeah, I know, idiot). I decided to hit the trails (horseflies and no hat, you do the math) for only a twenty minute jog. This left me even more dehydrated and pissed. I was sure that I would feel better, but obviously did not. Until today.
Today was a good run. A stroller run at that, with my little princess. We took it easy, no watch on wrist and just enjoyed the shade of the rail trail. My knees were a bit cranky at first, but they got better by mile 3. Then a little tenderness in the hips by mile 4. By mile 5 it was slow going and by 6 I thought I may need to walk.
Maybe its the heat, humidity, the stresses of life all contributing to my lack of recovery. Or maybe I just pounded my body for a 100 miles and need some more rest. Only time will tell.
Next on the plate, however, a double traverse of the Presidentials in Sept., pacing Jesse at the Ghost Train in Oct., possibly the Nougat 100k in Nov (if on a Saturday this time!!!) and then the Wachusett Mtn inaugural FA50k in Dec. Thought about Grindstone a bit too. Want to do this one but logistically it could be tough with my school year. We'll see.