Chillin' with the elite now eh? :)
Ha, I don't think I'd group myself in the same elite grouping as Adam, Andy, etc. Thanks, very flattering, but I'd disagree.
Yes, the warm up and cool down paces were a bit quick as we all tried to stay together at their pace (which I don't think they expect or require), but still good fun. A great group. Even though there are some really fast folks, there doesn't seem to be any pressure to be fast, just show up and want to train -the fast guys always seem really impressed by everyone showing up and being willing to work. The repeats work well for having everyone come back to the same start, so it feels like we are all training as a group even though those fast folks get a lot further in their interval.
Fun to get some tips from top runners like Adam, and feel like you get to piggyback on their training program and their knowledge of which workouts are beneficial. This can only make us stronger and faster! :)
A pretty cool town to live in where this is the locals' idea of a social evening get-together.
CO, to me if you have completed Western States, UTMB, won WT, plus have a bunch of other equally impressive accomplishments under your belt - you're in the Elite category:)
I was not fast enough to catch any of Adam's tips about training, so feel free to share next time:)
Should I bring my running gear to Canmore so we can do this on the Thursday night?
Western States: mostly walked a 100-miler as my qualifier, got to go into the lottery, got lucky and got a spot at Western States
WT: had an amazing team that did everything they could to help each other all the time, including helping me at times
As for Adam's tips, it was just one or two of his instructions he gave when we were regrouped at the bottom: experimenting with higher cadence and not letting the cadence slow down when you get tired; using the arms for more speed, driving the arms faster makes the legs go faster (but you don't need to pump the arms really hard, just swing them quicker)
I thought you always travel with the running gear, Bash:)
CO, you and Carbon are still the Elites in my books;)