2012 Training Log – Week 38
Why is it that I feel like every race report I read has a variation on a theme – “Some course markings got sabotaged so the trail we were on came to a dead end.” ?? (via Cory).
Stay tuned for… How to Vandal-proof an Ultra.
After a long hot summer, with mostly lackluster running, I am finally feeling somewhat back in the saddle. The Leadville Rebound took a couple weeks longer than usual, but has been in full swing lately.
I am at exactly 2200 miles for the year, only 25 more than this point last year. Fail.
I have taken approximately 22,000 more photos than last year.
Probably some correlation there.
Speaking of photos, I randomly came across two of me from races earlier this spring. It was a little funny because I distinctly remember being photographed in each case, but the pics never turned up in any of the usual spots after the races. Then 6 months later I stumble across both of them in the same week. This one back in April was a pretty good race for me (other one is Copyright so I’ll not post it here).
This week was my first 70+ total in a while. 70 used to be the default, now it is the goal. My how things change.
I am signed up for the Rock and Roll Denver Marathon this Saturday. Going to use it (possibly along with some extra miles) as a long training run. I have been toying with the idea of another 100 miler this fall, and there are several I would love to do. Boulder is not at the top of that list, but it may prevail simply due to logistics. Also looking at the 24 hour option.
Boneyard. Includes 4 laps @ 8:42 pace. Felt decent. Much better than last week.
Out and back on east west trail. Felt a lot stronger than I thought I would.
Awesome trail run at red rocks with Tim. Im not feeling 100% yet, but 80’ish is amazing compared to what I have been used to. Really felt strong today. Cool and misty weather helped a ton.
Boneyard. Lots of txt messages. Had to play catch-up with Stu and ran fairly hard on tired legs.
Figure-8 loops on the East/West trail. Test driving the New Balance MT1010s. Pushed a little beyond comfortable from the start, trying to set up for a good effort. First 10 went well, but probably dug a bit too deep passing and then staying away from rattlesnake-guy who made an appearance around mile 5. Monarch was tough, legs were toast. Feet killed me from mile 6-14, especially the left. Not the shoes fault. Spent some quality time with the knife digging out the callous afterwards.
Chased the sunset instead of running. Could have used a little more pop in the sky, but I found a sweet location. It’ll be awesome in another week or two when the leaves change down here.
Total: 70 miles / 11:24