Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Trail 100 - fun times 13.2


Running is a joy. I lept out of bed on Sunday at 5:00 got ready and hit the trail.

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I dropped coffee from the diet completely 11 days ago. I had a "withdrawal day" about four days into the cold-turkey attempt. It was weird just being about to get up, get dressed, hydrate and stretch prior to heading out on the run.

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I managed to pace myself going up the hill to get on the trail. I've burned myself out early on that hill too many times. Not this day. I ran 13.2 with 1300 feet of elevation gain in 2 hours. It's one of the better runs I have put together in my two years of endurmadness. The kicker is, I was in control of the run. I only had two miles in the 10s -- the rest were 8s and 9s. I took in only two gels and 48 ounces of water. Pretty darn happy with the progress. It's no Pike's Peak but this run means I am getting there.

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