Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday 26 miles in 3:18

Am) 13.5 (see previous post)
N) 12.5 solid run. Maybe 2k-2.5k of climbing? Pushed the hills hard. HR was elevated from hydrating half assed between the two runs. Poor choice on my part.
I'm at 95 miles for the week if I count (in "Bob miles") Thursday's 2:20 run as just 15... On the schedule for tomorrow is 25 miles which would give me 120 for the week. Maybe stupid but fun for sure.

7 comments:

Brad Poppele said...

You are killing it man!! Looks like the foot is okay?? Any races coming up?

Lucho said...

Now I have issues with my calf and knee from compensating for the foot (I think)... whatever. It's manageable and less than most people have.
Moab Red Hot 50k in 2 weeks. I signed up for it in November. I'll give it go! I've run in Moab a ton and LOVE the geography. Plus I get to drop a few thousand feet and run 'flatter' terrain than usual :)

GZ said...

I suggest dancing to strengthen the knee ... http://bit.ly/9pBChF

Brandon Fuller said...

Ok, I give. You are the man.

Lucho said...

GZ- Ha! I suspected what that link was... I could watch that over and over. And you're right- the dude's Leadville buckle is sweet.

Brandon- Not yet... but thanks!

Mary IronMatron said...

I love how some random training run with a massive elevation profile is faster than my fastest marathon (run on the flat). nice.

Lucho said...

I ran a 2:45 marathon in a workout a while back. And 2:52 at Ironman Lake Placid in 2004. It's (almost) entirely about building metabolic economy. You can only run 26 miles at a certain effort. For Ironman it's Zone 2 (the open marathon is Zone 3 or aerobic threshold). If you are slow in Zone 2 then you WILL be slow at Ironman. Getting fast in Zone 2 means that you have to avoid Zone 4 in the early part of the season. This is partly what Kerrie was talking about. The same goes for the bike. Too much high intensity in the base period actually hurts your speed because you plateau so quickly. It's been proven that your LT plateaus after only ~6 weeks of hard training... then is actually backslides and you start to get slower.