The weather has been an embarrassment of riches this past week. The odd 70 degree day in March is not unheard of but a full week of them? Sunny, little to no wind, blue skies, shorts weather, dry trails, ahhh, life is good for biking, running, etc. I braved the drive across town yesterday to hit up the Dirty Bismark. I always feel so spoiled living here.
High Plains Trail
The downside is that we had 3 brush fires yesterday, one of them in Superior which is on the edge of where I was riding. The fire must have started after I'd been there because I never noticed it.
I'm going to have to squander a beautiful sunny 73 degree day tomorrow because I don't think my knee can handle any more after 5 days in a row of running and biking. Was feeling a little gimpy today, not terrible but not pain free either so a rest day is in order whether I like it or not. I'll still go swimming but no big bike or run. Was hoping for a 10-11 hour training week but we'll see how the knee goes. I'm at about 6 hours just now and maybe I'll go to masters a bit early and get some extra yardage in.
Still hemming and hawing about Regionals next month but leaning towards not going. There's an ASCA trial in Denver that weekend, less than an hour from my house that's looking mighty tempting. I could go for one day for 3 runs in the morning, spend $30, have a fun half day of agility and still be able to go for a long bike or run on Sunday. If I'm super serious about USDAA Nationals I should probably go to Regionals for the practice in a distracting, higher stress environment plus they're having local GP & Steeplechase rounds so 2 chances to qualify in those but SO expensive and a 7 hour drive for something I don't really have my heart in. And I'm only going to USDAA Nationals because it's so close, it's not like it was otherwise a goal. But still would like to do well and be prepared and qualify in the other events. Who knows when I'll ever have an opportunity to go to USDAA Nationals again in my own backyard?