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Discussion: Nice job!

in: furlong47; furlong47 > 2014-07-13

Jul 14, 2014 10:13 AM # 
Out of curiosity, why don't you run red?
Jul 15, 2014 4:00 AM # 
Stamina, mostly. I've never really been truly fit. After about 6 km I kind of hit the wall. The occasional longer race is ok (Stumble, Ultralong greens, and I've done a few 10K trail runs) and I will do red on physically easy maps or sprints, but I couldn't do that every week. And I slog/drag through the end of those longer races. I also have wonky knee to think about - having just increased training hurts it, and I'm not even really doing that much more (only running 1X extra per week right now). After a particularly long course or physical terrain I often come back lame.

I did try moving up, probably about ten years ago now, but my technical skills weren't that good then and I went OT or DNF probably more than half the time on red.

So I'm in my comfort zone, and I only have about 1.5 competition years left anyway before I age into green, so I'm just waiting for that rather than try to move up now.
Jul 15, 2014 10:17 AM # 
Makes sense - I didn't know about your knee!!

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