Bluff 50K Aftermath-Why Drive When You Can Run?

Diving back into a normal work filled  Monday, right after a 31+ mile trail running race, The Bluff 50K, isn’t the best recovery plan. Regardless, the endorphins were still popping today, thanks to my 1) finish and 2) three minute victory over Debbie. I love the sound of that, “Three minute victory over Debbie.” I had to repeat it. That is a bit of retribution for the drubbing she delivered at Breakneck earlier this month. Of course, I was hopelessly lost at Breakneck too. That cost me then, but yesterday was different. The stars must have been aligned because I was able to get lost, run miles extra, and still prevail. 

Today is a different story. The legs and back have stiffened up and I’m dreading tomorrow because it is always worse two days after the long run. I spent four hours driving today because I had to travel to Massachusetts for a business engagement. Tomorrow, I’m back in the car for another two plus hours because of a business meeting in Southern Connecticut. Ouch. My hamstrings are going to need some stretching. I would rather run more than be forced to drive another mile. How many people share my feelings? Drive less, run more? That sounds just fine to me.

Debbie and I both ran with members of Team Supreme. The self proclaimed running supremacists had a good showing. Deb ran with Art and I spent a while running (and getting lost) with Michael. Both had fine races. Michael had a fun post on their team blog, “Just Another Day In Studville.” 

It looks like these four guys like to run as much as we do!

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