Coastal Trail Runs Golden Gate Trail Run 50k. Soaking my feet in some ice water as I write this. The important part of being ready for this one is the hills: 6,320 elevation! It really does zap you but the views are absolutely amazing! I didn't take any photos because I just wanted to enjoy the run without stopping. My phone died and I didn't care. I was only focused on finishing the run, which is a great feeling to be so focused and in the moment for a long period of time, which is why I dubbed this, my Run-cation!
I went to the doc and had a checkup before the race. Blood pressure was 105/55. I noticed that over the years as a runner these numbers keep getting lower. Instead of gaining weight for a race, I'm down about 5.5 lbs since my last 5k.
The long runs on the trails are the key to improvement. I kind of pushed up the mileage quickly. I just wanted to run my legs off. Looking forward to the next challenge!
Ultra-running magazine: Fat-burning, a how to guide - Good article, I would add in more good fats! I only do a small amount of the complex carbs at night if needed and after the workout.