Monday, June 25, 2007

10.5 miles, 10:57 pace, Trails

Today was the first run post Mohican that I felt totally normal. The cold was gone, no headache or blisters and fresh legs. I pushed the pace on this run, although you can't tell from the pace. I hit both monster hills on the first loop and skipped them both for the second loop because I was running out of daylight. I was definitely stuck out later than I should have been without a light. It is a good thing I know this trail well enough to practically run it with my eyes closed because that is more or less what I did the last mile as the clock past 9:30 in the middle of the forest. I can't tell if all of the 100 mile specific training I have been doing the last couple months has caused me to lose some speed. I won't really be able to figure that out until I race another 50k.

5 comments:

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

You will slow a bit but will bounce right back. Are you planning to run at BR100 this weekend? I plan to come up to meet you guys Sunday for 34 miles. Let me know where you all are meeting and what time.

Rob

Mike said...

Rob...

Awesome!

We will be starting at 5am (simulating race start time!!) from Happy Days Visitor Center. It is on Rt. 303 just west of Rt. 8...maybe 1-2 miles.

If you need more specific directions let me know. The plan Sunday is to run the last 35 miles of the course from there.

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

Mike,

Thanks. Josh thanks for hosting our chat. See you all there.

Josh said...

Rob,

any time. I don't know anything about the runs I am just going to show up at Mikes house Friday night and do what ever he does all weekend, when it comes to running, that is...

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

Josh,

LOL Thatis good to hear.

Mike, will there be water along the way?