I did my first real summer run near Mount Evans, but have not been doing much running in Boulder after work like last summer, I think because my work day is a bit later than it used to be, and I've been busy. Totals:
Mountain biking was on the same, slow hilly stuff I run.
Mileage is not big but I am doing longer average runs, so there's some quality there.
Honestly, I'm not really focused on total miles. I like to run at an easy pace and if I can't get bigger mileage in, then so be it. I doubt I'll ever be running 100-mile weeks, or even 75-mile weeks, and I don't care.
Things change when I get out in the wild, which is inherently more fun, and I'm not against spending a full day out.
Been looking at race schedules for a trail race, even though I know it's late. I'm finding there are too many flat courses that will likely be flooded with weekend warriors from Denver looking for a pulmonary embolism, such as Copper and Keystone. I want something hard that will mercilessly crush people who don't run hills all the time. Ha! Maybe Eldora? Vail?
Because honestly, that's my only chance to surge above 90th percentile in any category.
The foot continues to be a nuisance, but I'm managing it successfully. If necessary I stop and stretch, or take the shoe off and do ART-type massage on the sole. This has kept it from becoming a problem, and I often end the run feeling better than in the middle.
I found that biking can stress my legs (and knees) more than running, at least at my current ability level. The tendons of my upper leg and knee get really tight (poor stretching after rides). I wonder what the "running will wreck your knees" contingent would say, even though I file such advice in the same location as "saturated fat will kill you". Maybe they'd recommend aqua-jogging?