Today was my long run... did I need to point that out? I had a goal starting out to get 26 but the footing is awful and the high today was 25 degrees.. which is right now.. which means it was colder when I started my run. I had a difficult time opening gels, my hands were so cold I couldn't get a grip on them. I did manage to eat exactly as I plan to at Austin, and although the intensity was no where near race specific I firmly believe that practice makes perfect. I ate gels at mile 3/6/10/14/18/22 and drank 3 gulps of Gatorade (Camelbak) every 2 miles.
I prefer out and back courses so I ran up interstate 287 to highway 52 and ran to the Diagonal. This used to be the starting miles of nearly every bike ride so I knew the course was accurate. The shoulders are very wide and even though the snow plows were out the footing was not great. GZ- you hate this run but we may need to resort to it for a few weeks?
HR average 149. Afterwards I did single leg jump rope for 100/80/40/20 jumps each. I wanted to see how it would feel to do this. It hurt.