is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -AE That about sums up the end of my recovery week from last week's race. I took the two days off after it (my standard two days, which I've found to be perfect for me after racing 50k to 100k distances). Then got out for 7 miles on rolling trails and it felt great. Same for Wednesday, only it was 8 miles. Took Thursday off. Headed out for 15 miles on rolling trails Friday, finishing as it was getting dark. That didn't feel so great; no pains but just lack of energy and couldn't catch my breath. Did the same 15 mile run Saturday with Steve, who drove all the way up from CO Springs. Really felt lethargic and couldn't breathe (figured it was from the big bowl of cereal I ate too close to run-start and the fact that we were chatting the whole way). So, I opted to do the same run for a third day in a row, 15 miles on rolling farm trails. I don't know whether I got different results from doing the same thing over and over but yesterday's run was better, even though there were sustained 20+mph winds with gusts well up over 35mph. The wind was the only real drag about the run, so I'll take it. 60 miles on the recovery week in 5 runs. Now four weeks of focused training in prep for Antelope 100, which is shaping up to be competitive with Eric Storheim (tough as nails and fast), Mark Tanaka (consistently fast 100 veteran), Dan Vega who's fast at every distance, Jay Aldous who has a couple of recent wins in long mountain races, and the Goat, Karl, though he'll be just 6 days removed from Coyote Two Moon 100 mi. There'll also be very big talent in the 50k and 50 mile races, which will be fun to watch and take my mind off slogging all over the island for 100 miles. Just three months until Sunki Mountain Run Camp takes place in Leadville, CO. Coach Lucho, Leadville 100mi champions, Duncan Callahan and Liza Howard, 70+ miles over 5 days on the Leadville 100 course, all inclusive, food, bed, sag wagon, sherpa (Lucho)! It WILL be epic.