Time to get back to regularly posting my weeks. And what a week it was!
Mon: 10.2 @ 7:15
Tue: am - 12.5 @ 7:48 (2,260'), pm - 5.0 @ 7:16
Wed: am - 6.0 @ 7:21, pm - 6.2 @ 6:53
Thu: am - 5.0 @ 7:32, pm - 21.0 @ 7:37 (4,140')
Fri: 8.0 @ 8:33 (1,340)
Sat: 35.0 @ 8:56 (7,020')
Sun: 15.2 @ 7:57 (2,400')
Total: 123.1 miles, 16hrs27min, 17,160'
Not a whole lot to say about this week. The goal these final few weeks is to get in as much uphill and downhill training as I possibly can, and I think I accomplished that this week. A few of those runs were spent just running up and down the same hill over and over. Saturday's long run in Marin was the best long run I have ever had. I never felt like I was pushing it, I was running up climbs I normally hike, my nutrition was spot on, and I ended up finishing feeling very strong. And I was really shocked at how fast the time flew by. It definitely didn't feel like I was out there for 5+ hours. Complete night and day from what happened in my 50k two weeks ago. In comparison, I was 20 seconds faster per mile on this long run, and I ended up hitting the 50k mark at 4:35 compared to 4:47 two weeks ago. A huge confidence booster heading into these final weeks. Feeling pretty good about a sub-7 in Vermont again.