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Training Log Archive: prthiessen

In the 7 days ending May 5:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Long Run1 10:15:00 51.7(11:54) 83.2(7:23)
  Walking3 2:28:00 10.5(14:06) 16.9(8:46)
  Hill Intervals1 1:20:00 5.0(16:00) 8.05(9:56)
  Easy2 1:00:00 5.5(10:55) 8.85(6:47)
  flat tempo run1 52:00 6.2(8:23) 9.98(5:13)
  swimming1 12:00
  Total7 16:07:00 78.9 126.98
averages - weight:166lbs

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Saturday May 5 #

Long Run 10:15:00 [3] 51.7 mi (11:54 / mi)
weight:166lbs

Collegiate Peaks 50 - I got 13th overall out of 40 starters (30 finishers). My plan was to go as light as a I could with just a weistpack and 1 handheld bottle. I wanted to run around 440 for the first lap. I ended up running 445. Second lap was 5:35. This is 2 min per mile slower on the second lap. I was still running at the end, but I was running for 50 steps and walking for 15, and alternating this for the last 40-60 minutes, even on the downhills. It wasn't that I couldn't run, it was just that I lacked motivation because I knew I couldn't break 1000 hours and I couldn't see anyone in front or behind to push me faster.

Things done well - pacing, never sat down, only peed 5 or 6 times, stopped at each aid station to refill bottle and grab snacks, never took longer than that. One thing I noticed is that there is this rails to trails section from mile 26 to 33 and I was able to run a lot more of that than 2 years ago. I was 9th at the turnaround and got passed by three women, but I passed 2 men and only got passed by one other man. I think my pacing was solid, just the women had more in reserve. Weather and wind were perfect.

Things to improve -by the end of the race, the waist pack made me think I couldn't really catch a deep breath. It was strange. I think I might try a regular pack again. I think I was just a little short on calories because they didn't have any Gus at aid stations. I ate solid foot at every aid station and they had a lot of them but I think I just got a little behind on calories. Never bonked, but could have maintained more consistent energy. I did take 3-4 minutes with the family for photos and stuff at the turnaround but that was well worth it so they feel like they are a part of the race. Perhaps taking music on the second lap might have given me a bit of a pick-me-up. Didn't see a runner from mile 40 to 52 so got a little lonely and hard to motivate.

Friday May 4 #

Walking 30:00 [3] 2.3 mi (13:03 / mi)

TM walking in the morning with incline during the first half.

Thursday May 3 #

Easy 35:00 [3] 4.0 mi (8:45 / mi)

Easy miles in the evening with 5 or 6 strides.

Wednesday May 2 #

Walking 58:00 [3] 4.0 mi (14:30 / mi)

Flat fast walking at lunch on the Croke Ditch trail in the mud/rain.

Tuesday May 1 #

flat tempo run 52:00 [3] 6.2 mi (8:23 / mi)

Mile 1 was 10 min per mile
Mile 2 was 9 minutes per mile
Mile 3 was 8 minutes were mile
Miles 4 through 4.5 were at about 740 pace.
Finished with cooldown. Good exercise in pacing.

swimming 12:00 [3]

500 meter swim in the evening.

Monday Apr 30 #

Walking 1:00:00 [3] 4.2 mi (14:17 / mi)

Flat fast walking at lunch.

Sunday Apr 29 #

Easy 25:00 [3] 1.5 mi (16:40 / mi)

Easy trail running/walking with Ben at kids trail running race in the AM

Hill Intervals 1:20:00 [3] 5.0 mi (16:00 / mi)

15 min wu and cd. 8 X 2:00 hard uphill with 30 second rest at top, downhill hard, and 3 min rest at bottom. Foot feels fine.

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