Where has the time gone? Leadville is 2.5 weeks away, yikes. Training has been going well. As always, wish I could do more but there's not much time left to worry about that now. Got a few longer runs in recently, felling good. I recovered much better than expected after Mohican 100, so I was able to get back to training with out much time off. I had planned to blog a week by week update, but this will have to do:
6 weeks to go (July 2nd week):
A few weeks after Mohican, feeling good. Took 1 week off, then a light week, then back at it this week. Saturday I ran Creemore Verticle Challenge 50km. Here's a quick summary:
Creemore Verticle Challange 50km:
It poured rain at the start, delayed about 20min due to lightning. I started at a moderate pace, not sure if I'd just run this light and slow or not. I was feeling good so I picked up the pace after a while. Lots of rain, but this was refreshing as this race is usually scorching hot, so I was enjoying this. I almost wore road shoes due to the long dirt roads, but good thing I didn't! I ran for awhile with Paul C., he was in road shoes and he had a horrible time trying to climb the muddy hills when we were on trails. Did the first loop in 2h 29min.
Second loop started off very messy. The rain had let up, but by now the trails were a mess. On the first loop there were maybe 15 people trampling the mud in front of me, now there were all those people but also the people from the 25km race which started an hour later, so the trails were a mess. The air started to get thick as it warmed up, but we got the occasional light shower to cool things off again. Actually very ideal running conditions.
I ran most of the 2nd loop with Paul C and Lisa V, chatting made the time go by. I would pull ahead on the trails as Paul would slip and slide, then he'd catch up to me on the flats. Paul has run blistering times on this course before, WAY faster than I ever will. Near the end, Lisa dropped back a bit, then when we got to the trail near the end Paul told me to just go ahead, he knew he'd be slipping everywhere.