I finished last week with 103 miles with nearly all of it at 8000ft. Ended with a hill climb race then a 23 mile easy long run on Sunday. Solid week and I felt it today... but not that much. I ran down in Lafayette and started with a nice jog but ended somehow stepping on to the track and doing 8 X 200 in 38"-39" on 200 in 1:00. These felt awesome and I was thinking I may try to hold this pace at Bolder Boulder on Monday. My racing 'style' has always been to push hard at the start and if I blow up then I place 10th... if I don't then I win or place top 3. On Monday I am thinking of starting harder than my fitness level indicates, if I don't blow up then I run 31:XX. If I do then I run 32:XX. I have little reason not to try this. On Saturday my HR averaged 161 for the first 3 miles and I was trying hard to hold back thinking I would have more strength at the end. I would have raced much better and placed much higher if I had simply went to the front and gutted it.
This is going to be a rest week of sorts.