I crashed last week, in every sense of the word. With the Dirt Crits over, that means that my Thursday nights were now free to jump into the Alpine Shop Trail Running Series at Castlewood State Park. Last week, I wanted to get one last long run in before Thunder Rolls, but a little farther out than the weekend. So I persuaded Jeff to come do an easy 12 miles before the race, then the 4-ish mile race, then an easy cool-down for a nice long run total. We did the race loop 3 times keeping really even splits, just chatting along and cruising. Then we changed shoes and lined up for the real race, each intending to hammer our own effort. And hammer we did.
|Start of the Alpine Shop Thursday Night Trail Run #2!|
|Jeff, Laura, and Karen helping me off the trail.|
|The knee, at Castlewood, after being rinsed out.|
|The wound, Friday night, first bandage change.|
|What I've been up to lately.|