Mon - Off
noon: 5 miles easy at Horsetooth (700') (Vas)
pm: 4 miles track. Legs were feeling super tired after Sunday's marathon, but I went to the track anyway and mostly ran easy. One mile warm up @ 6:00, then 800, 400, 400 with 200 easy between and 1,600 (400 easy), 800, 400, 400 with 200 easy: 2:54, 1:28, 1:23, 5:57, 2:52, 1:23, 1:20.
Weds - 8 miles easy (1,650'). Horsetooth/Audra. (WCs)
Thurs - 10.5 miles easy. Soderburg to Lory Visitor Center and back on Nomad/Valley trails. 1:28. (WCs)
Fri - 8 miles easy (1,650'). Horsetooth/Audra. 1:14.
Sat - 21 miles (2,500'). 3:13. Out with Dennis, Alex A and Jim from FCTR. After feeling lethargic and fatigued all week, I actually felt pretty good on this run. From home ran 2.5 down to Soderburg TH to meet the guys and then 13.1 on Blue Sky Half course and back home via Towers - Herrington - Spring Creek - Horsetooth. (WCs)
am: 11 miles (2,000'). 1:50. Home to Soderburg - Towers - Spring Creek - Horsetooth - home. Out with Pete, Alex M, J.Z. and others from FCTR. (Vas)
pm - 9.5 miles (3,000'). 1:34. Round Mountain. Started out easy on this one. Picked it up after two miles and pushed hard last .75. Ran pretty hard on the way down. Up: 57:10 (12:46, 12:55, 10:58, 11:34, 8:56); down: 37:15 (5:33, 7:15, 9:03, 7:28, 7:50). (Vas)
Total: 77 miles (11,500')
Felt really tired in the legs through the week after Sunday's Breck Crest effort, so pretty much just jogged around. Started feeling good half way round on the Saturday 21-mile run, and felt great after. Decided to double for Sunday and pushed out 20 more miles with lots of climbing, ending with hard miles the last three up Round. The 57:10 was actually my second fastest time up Round, and felt much, much easier than the 58 something I ran earlier in the year, which was the first time I time-trialed it.
Running Jelm Mountain up in Wyoming next weekend (5 up, 5 down with 2k of climbing). Should be a fun race, as they normally are in SoWY. The CR is 1:10:59, so I'll probably take a stab at that.