My friend Andrea and I ran the Dove Mountain Trail today, which runs along Dove Mountain Boulevard (starting at Tangerine Rd.) We ran all the way to the end of the road, just past the Wild Burro trailhead, which goes into the Tortolita Mountains. Got in about 9-10 miles, which was about right. Most marathon and ultra training programs show a 10 mile long run the week before the race, so I don't think I'm overdoing it. The trail did have a slight incline heading in, which I really felt in my lungs more than my legs. I thought that was a good sign that my muscles were ready for the race next week.
I had met Andrea back at the Blue Pants Racing Winter Trail Series in January, and we have just never been able to hook up for a run until now! She is super sweet and so easy and fun to talk with. By the way, BPR is going to be doing a Summer Trail Series in August (3 races). Yeah, I know it will be hot, but we'll just have to get over it - we live in Tucson!
I got in about 22 miles this week. I'll be getting a massage on Monday, I'll run about 4 miles on Tuesday, and probably do Bikram yoga on Wednesday. Then, Thursday and Friday, I'll rest. I'll be driving up to the race with Angie and her boyfriend Chris on Friday, and will be returning on Sunday after the race.
My husband just came down with this nasty cold, which I'm hoping to avoid before the ZG race.