The highlight of the week was breaking in our stay in Colorado with a nice 5k run with mrC.
We headed back to Coot Lake because we loved it so much last year when we were here. This time we decided to run some of the trails beyond the lake loop to explore a little more. I love that all the trails are soft.
We used the 4:1 intervals and sort of just kept going left on the trails. This took us away from Coot Lake and toward Boulder Reservoir. Everywhere we looked we could see water and mountains, and beautiful sky. It was amazing.
Lots of things made this a tough run ---> feeling a little of that time-zone hangover that you get after a really late arrival, it's later in the day, 72 degrees and sunny, Boulder's mile high elevation, a very painful side stitch. But, it was all about the views.
Finishing the run was a relief but we also felt pretty good about it. We might have been slower and it might have a little painful (breathing) at times, but we ran a 5k.
What you don't see in the photos is that the place was actually crawling with people walking, running, biking, letting their dogs swim in the lake. It was a very busy Sunday at Coot Lake.
The rest of the week:
Monday - Sprints (elliptical) 20:40 x 12 + dirty dozen arm workout x2
Tuesday - Sprints (run) 20:40 x 10 (slow run for recovery!) then drive from Delaware to Connecticut
Wednesday - Legs (shred) ---> OMGosh! This made me sore!
Thursday - Treadmill walk and arms (dirty dozen) 2x
Friday - Rest day - Yoga with Adriene video: yoga for sore muscles
Saturday - family visits and travel (Boston to Boulder) - postponed my PPB burpees for Sunday
Sunday - Run
Did you hit any goals last week (official or unofficial)?
Does elevation affect your runs?
As usual, I’m linking up with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap!