Tuesday, April 20, 2010
13 Days to the Tough Mudder - Could Running be Taking Over?
After last week's awesome feel-good runs and this past weekend's results and press of the Hyner View Challenge, I'm sorta thinking I wanna do more running and less biking. Tonight will tell the story after my run. If it's another crank-er-up run and feels good, I'm definitely making the switch. More running would mean no endurance bike riding stuff like training for the Rattling 50 or the Ironcross for hours on end, but more combining of the two (actually three - I paddle at least once a week, sometimes twice). Maybe a nice trail run coupled with a 2-3 hour bike ride? Its the perfect combination for multi-sport races like the Cap City Challenge, or the M-Tech that Donna talks about doing this year. And I'm definitely doing the Chili Challenge this fall and the Roaring Creek Adventure Challenge. I found this cool 9-mile trail run only 45 minutes from home near Mount Carmel called the Strip Mine Nine that I'm fairly certain I'm going to do. That's it... the decision has been made. Run more, bike less long endurance races (sorry... no Ironcross or Rattling 50), combine the two, and add that weekly paddling training and I'm good to go! Bring on the summer.