Just getting back at running now after two days of rest. Back to back races was a little hard, especially since I had never raced before and the extra effort expended during races adds to the need for smart recoveries. Just did a quick ~7.5 miles on relatively flat trails (Creekside, Flume, Leland) in 1:03. Tried to work on faster turnover, more running on the fronts of the feet, and sustained stamina (ironically, an interesting article on stamina training was just posted). Felt good on the run, and was able to keep the pace fairly well. Running on the front of your feet (rather than a full heel-toe strike) forces you to lean slightly forward, which helps to keep a good pace. Something to work on and think about. I do like the sustained effort, as that is something you encounter in a race, yet rarely force yourself to do if you are just trail running for fun.