am) 12 miles at 135 average HR. Square at the bottom of MAF HR range. My nose is still stuffy and my sinuses hurt a bit so I capped my HR at 140 just to make sure I stay healthy. MAF is partly designed specifically for this purpose. This will be a huge focus for my training for Leadville, just like it has been for me for the past 12 years. Matt Carpenter did something similar for his training which is nice to read.
Pm)8 miles. Max HR 141/ avg HR 134. 30" per mile faster than the morning run. I might just avert the sickness that is waiting behind the door. I over dressed for both runs... WAY over dressed. I had a microclimate next to my skin that felt like a sauna. Artificially induced fever's have been shown to work.
And I'm blown away by Mr Roes win at The Mountain Masochist (6:27). I've looked at nearly every workout he's done in the last 6 months and he gives me some perspective. Both on training and ultra running ability. I think it's possible that it takes more genetic 'talent' to run a truly fast 50 miler or 100 miler than a fast marathon. His training also shows disciplined rest which is the #1 factor in performance. The dude's a stud.