Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Taper Time

This past week both groups have been very busy building speed or miles, and in some cases both. This week we decided you all need a break and to taper some before either your race, or building back up again. We have been hearing a lot of knee pain, aches, and sore bodies. Let's bring it down a notch this week! I am sure you are all happy to hear that! :)

Recovery and tapering is very important. Refueling your bodies and letting your muscles get recharged again really is something. Stress and your recovery from it makes you stronger.

We will not be there.Peter's group, you guys have this week and then next week is your last race! WOW! For this week i think doing the short cut at a very nice easy pace would be perfect. :) or if you want you can meet at El Moro at 6:30am and Run with Donna for 7miles.

Saturday and Sunday's Group...WOW...we put in some miles hugh? 14 on Saturday, and 18 on Sunday. I am sorry we missed out on Saturday at El Moro, we had 10 on the street for Disney Half Group for Snails Pace. They all did great btw, but it was hot still so i can not imagine how hot it was in El Moro. Harding was great going up but the way back was HOT HOT HOT! I have to hand it to our newbies in the group...Ann, Connie, and Julie came out for their first time and did awesome! Good job ladies! Everyone did exceptionally well in the heat, and you all deserve a big pat on the back.

Creature Feature this week is this nasty rattler Donna and I first came across, then accosted Pete and Elizabeth a bit later! He was nasty!

Have a great weekend everyone, I am still debating but thinking I will be attempting my first full Ironman distance at Vineman this weekend! I will give you a full report when i get back. :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What is next for you?!

Whats next for you?!

Can you believe that in April you guys signed up with us and now it is almost over?! :( I can not believe how time just passes by! Everyone has done a fabulous job with their training, and I think you all should be very proud of yourselves! You are trail runners! You have hopefully learned a lot and are loving the trails as much as we do, and want to continue running with us.

Peter's Canyon series is ending unfortunately, and fall will soon be coming, and we will be loosing our evening light believe it or not, so we are going to have to have our fun runs on Saturday mornings at El Moro at 8:00 am in August! Our running leaders, Donna and Sue will be there to lead you out, and Pete and I will come meet you after Snails for more miles. :) Ask us which race would be best for you, and sign up for our fall class.

This week, Peter's group will be having a timed run, their last timed run before the last race! :) We will have another BBQ after, so let us know what it is you would like to bring, and post it on the blog for us so everyone knows. We will be doing a demonstration of what we carry in our hydration pack for those of you who are considering longer miles, and or already doing so with us. (mini hydration clinic)

Sunday we had a great turnout of Trail Tales members at the Trailheadz new member run, and I hope you all got to mingle some, and get to talk to some other trail peeps. :) They are a fun group, and a great club to join once you are comfortable going longer distances. I highly recommend them, and trying their new member runs for sure! It was also our Donna's Birthday! Happy Birthday Donna! You are the best! We love you!

This Sunday we will meet at Cooks Corner at 6:15am for a caravan to Harding trailhead. This is an 18 mile run, so Please bring water for the distance! I will have a pack and 2 handhelds. It is an out and back so 8 miles up and 8 miles down, so if anyone else wants to come and go shorter, it is a fantastic opportunity! It is not technical, and or too challenging.

Feature creature from Sundays run... (snake)