Nice easy run around the Morton Arboretum. I'm feeling a bit tired and weary from travel time, but despite my foot (hurt it running barefoot at the Rainbow Gathering) it was a good run. I have been running probably about 4 days a week average since I left in May so I think my fitness hasn't dropped that much, but it's nowhere near where it was in April/May for ultras. I have to get consistent again, which will be easy now that I'll be settled. I also need to set my sights on a race so I can train for something. I want to get back into higher mileage (100+) with longer workouts than I did before.
Mistakes in training from RUTE?: Long runs - too short. Need to get out Saturday and Sunday and put in at least 40 miles in these two days, maybe trade out a Monday run with a bike/swim. Longer workouts. I should have a longer workout consisting of either 2 20minute tempo intervals or maybe a 35 minute tempo run. I think in general I need to commit further to ultras rather than striving to keep some of my 5k speed if I want to be serious in the sport, which I do.
This week 45 miles