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in: matzah ball; matzah ball > 2019-03-23

Mar 25, 2019 10:14 PM # 
TomN:
...your time for the 800 was actually 6 seconds faster than mine. I agree, we're pretty close on these intervals. I plan on keeping up the track work for a while, with the goal of running some 10ks before summer.
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Mar 26, 2019 8:12 PM # 
matzah ball:
And I thought I was hopelessly behind your time:)....and you did do that workout just a couple of days before a championship! I'm doing some sr. games and road miles and the like. So it will be good to emulate your workouts once in a while and stretch the envelope. From what I've seen on your log you run a fine 10k.
Mar 26, 2019 9:08 PM # 
TomN:
I wasn't too worried about the O meet, and as it turns out I had plenty of speed to spare, but not enough brains. Are you going to the senior games in Albuquerque? I qualified in the 10k, but I feel like I'd need at least 2 weeks at altitude to be able to run there.
Mar 27, 2019 12:54 AM # 
matzah ball:
Everybody is different in how fast they acclimatize, but I am very sensitive to it. So the short answer is probably not. I went there once for USATF masters indoors 1500 and even though I traveled out west for a couple of weeks prior, it was a lot of up and down...and racetime I felt like the altitude just killed me, or maybe just tired from travelling. And maybe I just wasn't as good as I thought, I was a distant 2nd from last. If I were going to do it again, I'd hole up in Santa Fe @7000' and run and hike up onto the beautiful ridge overlooking town everyday, then come down to A. a couple of days prior.

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