I've gotten in bed ~11-11:30 the past few nights, but not been able to fall asleep until 12:30-1 am or later. Very rare for me. Needless to say, I canned my morning run to get a little much-needed sleep. It's ok- I can say I'm still recovering from my race.
PM- Today was one of those "blah", just-get-in-the-miles kind of run. Started at First Dam, ran up the canyon to Spring Hollow. Then I decided to run up Crimson Trail, a trail I haven't been on in 7 years. I remembered why- it's a nice hike, but it's a terrible running trail, quite honestly. The ascent is rather steep (especially on tired legs), the descent is super steep (1200 ft in 1 miles), and the top is so twisty, rocky, and hilly that it is impossible to get any rhythm going. 41 min for the 3 miles on that trail. Then I did some running around Guinavah Malibu campground and headed back. Lots of bug swarms on the trail, causing me to run with my head down and breathe through my nose. A weather front with very strong winds, gusts of dusts, and rain also moved through. Just glad to finish today- 16.5 slow miles with 2400 ft climbing, according to Sporttracks. Tired.