We are moving to Roxborough Park, CO (just kidding but I wish!). I slept in and went out around 8:30. An awesome run from our friends house over to the Highline Canal trail then into Chatfield State Park for 14.1 mile run in 1:39 (about a 7:05 avg). A mix of paved trial, dirt trail and single track and it was fantastic...I wish I had access to running trails like this in IF! On the way back I ran into a couple of runners and slowed up to run and chat with them. A couple (Dan and Lisa Adams) from Fleming Island, FL who are visiting friends and also running Boston this year. Good to have a bit of company on the run.
Now I have a dilemma...run the 20 mile race on Sunday in Westminster (about 45 minute drive away) or just go have some fun for a long run on the trails and not have to drive the 2 hours. Plus later on Sunday we are driving to Colorado Springs to visit an old college buddy so the second option would save a lot of time but I might be tempted to not run quite as hard doing a solo trail 20 miler. Thoughts on which option to do...hard focus on training or fun and family?
3 mile hike with the kids up Waterton Canyon, about half of it carrying a 4 or 7 year old on my shoulders. At the bottom I talked with two pro marathoners from Boulder (Trent Briney and Tyler McCandless), both who ran OT in Houston) after their 15 miler. Asked about the training run this weekend and they said just run Waterton Canyon (6-7 mile out and back) with a good honest uphill grade then back down as the better training for Boston. Think that is what I am leaning towards.
Now for a beer before heading to Casa Bonita for our friend's daughter's 9 year birthday party!