All has been quiet on the blogging front for quite a while. I'm sure you noticed. :-)
All summer, I worked on shortening my stride and increasing foot turnover. My hip injury healed. I ran lots of short runs. The hip preferred trails over pavement, so I spent many miles in the woods.
July--- I did the Bowie Park 6-mile trail run in Nashville. It was incredibly hot and humid that day. I ran fairly well for the first four miles, then the heat and lack of training got to me!
August---I did a road 5K in Franklin, KY with some new Kentucky running friends. I ran hard, but controlled. My time was 29:40, around 10 seconds slower than the 5K I ran pre-injury. I want to get that 5K time down in the 26's! This was my last race in the 40-44 age group. I did not place.
I also ran trails at Percy Warner Park in Nashville for the first time. I loved it there!!
September--- Labor Day weekend, I completed a 12.5 mile run at Beaman Park. On the 13th, I entered the 45-49 age group! I celebrated by attending the Cumberland Transit Women's Trail Running Retreat weekend in Lyles, TN. It was so much fun. I made lots of new trail running buddies.
This past weekend, I ran the 7.6 mile Two Lakes Trail race in Dickson, TN. It was a challenging and chilly run! It was 49 degrees and drizzly. I really enjoyed the beauty of the trail though.
This weekend I have a trail half marathon race in Indiana.
From here, I have no idea where I'm going! After this weekend, I'm not registered for anything.
Perhaps I should just run for running's sake for a while?
I've got my eye on the Bell Ringer 25K in Dickson in December. I've done a 10 and 12 miler on pavement lately, and both really made my IT bands hurt. I'm thinking trails may be for me--permanently!