Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fortnight Ending August 25

Week Ending August 18

Mon - 4 miles easy on Bluesky

Tues - 4 miles easy Bluesky with  4 x 1 minute pick-ups.

Weds - 4 miles easy Bluesky - south.

Thurs - 4 miles easy bench loop.

Fri - 2 miles easy in Leadville, to/from pre-race meeting.

Sat - 100 miles (15,000') race. Leadville 100.

Sun - Off.

Total 118 miles (15,000') 

I'd heard about birds swarming in the Sawatch area. Timko snapped this one of me (and the birds) coming into TL with Wesir, Alistair and Mike.
Week Ending August 25

Mon - Off

Tues - Off

Weds - Off

Thurs - 7 miles (1,700') easy. Jogged up and down Towers. Felt great!

Fri - Off

Sat - 5 miles (1,500') hiking. Hiked up and down Horseooth (96) with Alistair, Stella and Chloe.

Sun - Off

Total: 12 miles (3,200')

Despite feeling pretty good after Leadville, I decided to take things super easy and just let things heal the way they needed to. I plan on running - and running uphill - consistently this week to get the legs back in the swing of things and ready for Wasatch. I have 97 Horsetooth summits on the year, so will look to take that to 100 exactly in getting ready for Wasatch. 100 summits sounds like a lucky place to be. A minute over Ian for each summit, perhaps?

Anyway, starting to get excited for Wasatch, the final leg in this summer's running journey. It's been a lot of fun so far, and I look forward to capping it off with a strong finale. My legs feel virtually fresh, which is a sensation I've never had so soon after a 100-miler, and one that has me confident. Gonna give it my all.


  1. It's been fantastic following your journey and seeing how you manage the season and time between the Grand Slam races. Thanks for sharing. Good luck at Wasatch!

  2. Bring it, Clarky! At least you won't be tripping over wizard sticks at Wasatch or poking your pacer in the balls (may not be an issue if it's Margaret pacing you).

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  4. Tough as nails! Wipe the floor with Sharman!