Running race (Mix) 1:50:17 14.8 mi (7:27 / mi) +2624ft6:23 / mi ahr:165 max:188 shoes: LaSportive Bushido Blue
Leadville Heavy Half- 5th overall/ 1st Master
WOW... what a race day. Started out super mellow in about the 4th row from the front and just cruised. After the 1st mile I was in about 12th or so... just did my thing keeping it at a moderate hard effort on the climb to the turn around. By about mile 4-5 it was just me and Gerald Romero trading places for 5th and 6th. On the climb to the turn around I did some walking and let Gerald pass me so he hit the turn around about 50 yards in front of me. Did this on purpose due to feeling like I was working to hard and wanted to recover a little so I could bomb the downhills. Bomb I did! After the turn I never saw Gerald again for I started hammering out 5:30-5:45 or so on all the downhills back to town. Almost closed the gap on 4th but ran out of ground and he got me by about 30secs, youngins.. lol.... Super pleased with the effort and results, two things pop to mind when looking back. 1- what would it have been like if I haven't been sick this past week, hell the past 6 weeks on all the meds. 2- maybe I started out to slow? Should I have gone with the top 3 when the went off the front instead of hanging back? Not sure and doesn't matter. Super happy on how it played out. Got me questioning doing ultras anymore verses just focusing on marathon and under for a while. Not sure right now for I had so much fun even though I was questioning myself the whole race.
Running (Mix) 32:22 4.01 mi (8:04 / mi) +143ft7:48 / mi ahr:167 max:189 shoes: Salomon Sonic RA blue2
4 miles easy plus 4 x 20 second hills in AM
Super chill jog at 5:30am with the new pup from the house into the Westminster Hills. Another solid night of sleep. Unsure of the plan today now, not sure if I am going to Leadville like planned or now to Salida to drop off the pup first. Doesn't really matter either way. Still plan on leaving here around 11-12.
Running (Trail) 1:17:30 10.3 mi (7:31 / mi) +824ft7:00 / mi ahr:133 max:170 shoes: Salomon Sonic RA blue2
3 miles easy, 5 x 3 min hills mod/hard with 4 min easy recovery, 3 miles easy
Little bit of a sufferfest with this head cold but it is all good. George Zack joined me on this so it was good to have company. I may or may not have been dry heaving at the end of the 4th and 5th intervals... LOL!! I used to do this workout regularly when I self coached myself to 2:44 at Boston in 2016, one of my go to workouts. I actually love this one. Cold is much better today after being able to get over 9 hours of sleep last night. First time I have gotten more than 5 hours since last Thursday so it was glorious!