Thursday, June 26, 2008
A good run at Afton
This is how I felt on Tuesday evening running at Afton. I was not trying too hard, and maintaining a decent pace. I ran out of time to do more than one loop (25k) so I decided to see if I could comfortably maintain an even "faster" pace for the loop. I came in at 2:30, which I was happy with. I could have maintained that pace for probably a third of the way through a second loop.
The good news is.... it was hot, and I was fine. Could I be getting acclimated? My heart rate never got out of control. My legs got sore before my heart rate showed any signs of maxing out.
I feel I could probably hammer out a 5:15 - 5:30 time for the 50k next week. If it is hot and steamy, longer.
The grass is getting high on the snowshoe loop. Kind of fun, but a few stumbles.
I need a good race to re-start the training.