Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Week Ending August 4

Mon - 7 miles (1,600') easy. Horsetooth north summit with Wesir. Still a little sore in the quads from Vermont on the descent, but wasn't punished for the previous day's hard Longs descent like I thought I might be.

Tues - 4 miles track. Warmed up with a mile, then 1,600, 4 x 800 on 90 seconds rest. Just out to stretch the legs: 6:00, 2:50-53. No real issues in the legs here, but the turnover definitely felt labored due to general fatigue.

Weds - 7 miles (2,300') easy. Twin Sisters (11,428'). Met up early with the Estes Park High School cross country team for a nice casual jaunt up Twin Sisters. It was a super clear morning, offering superb views of the Glacier Gorge peaks in addition to the Estes Valley and Mummy Range. No better way to start your day. Still some stuff in the legs on the descent, but getting better every day.

Thurs - 11 miles (1,200') easy on the Bluesky with Scott and Ziggy. Nice and easy.

Fri - 5 miles easy. Bluesky to Nomad/Shoreline and back. Felt good.

Sat - 31 miles (9,500' up, 12,000' down) steady in the mountains. Six Mummy Range mountains: Mummy Mania with a 15 mile / 3,500' add on in the afternoon. Long day, still sore three days later, but felt great while out.

Sun - Off. Had planned to run the Black Squirrel Half Marathon training run, but decided better of it after waking up with very sore legs. Went down to Lory to see the group off, then came home and tinkered for the rest of the day.

Total: 65 miles (14,600')

Got a little more than I bargained for on Saturday and have pretty sore legs as a result. Legs just now starting to come around, but will be good to go for Leadville. Easy, easy from here until Pb.

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