Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday 30 miles

Well, ok. Just 28.3 miles officially but I am calling bullshit because I did the powerline and the Garmin wasn't reading due to tree coverage and also a 40% incline.
 Altimeter read 5964 of verticality. The first 5 miles and the last 5 miles were below 9200ft altitude and the other 20 miles were all between 9200 and 10500 ft altitude. Fatigue at high altitude is weird and when you blend that with some hypoxia and low blood sugar (I ate 1 gel and drank 100 calories of Gatorade) and it puts you in to a state of euphoria at times. Quite amazing really. 
 I accidentally moved the camera and cut off the pace per mile and the time for this run... sorry.
Hopefully tomorrow will be a repeat.

17 comments:

Glenn said...

accidentally, whatever. Your pace was 13:58 and you didn't want us to see it right?

Lucho said...

Fucker... you outed me!

Emz said...

....."tomorrow will be a repeat" ??? you've got to freaking be kidding me.

how many miles do you "typically" run per week?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!

Brett said...

What you call euphoria I describe as delirium.

Nice day. What ideas for whats next are currently bouncing around in your head?

Lucho said...

Glock Girl- That's a secret. But it's usually less than 100 road miles.

Brett- I'm not sure yet. I'm vacillating between short mountain runs and a 50 miler later in the year. Leadville will be a last minute decision...

Brett said...

OK trying to guess the X:58 I did the math backwards...9:58, 8:58...your watch picture says 9:24am. How long after the stop did you take the picture? Even if you took it right when you stopped, the backwards math for what time you started just got me very sleepy.

Lucho said...

Ha! I stopped it at 4:51:58 or 10:19 pace. There were 2 climbs that blew my average- a .96 mile with ~1600ft of climb and a 2.3 mile with 1700 feet of climb. Both of these I pretty much hiked.

ghostfeather said...

must be training for a pr 5k.

Lucho said...

Yep... you want to help me with the last half? Maybe carry some water for me?

ghostfeather said...

Training now with it in mind. Buying a burro next week too.

Lucho said...

Did you see my comment on GZ's blob about the burros running a 3:00 mile? Holy crap! Sounds kind of fun for sure.

ghostfeather said...

Read Bart Yasso's book (My Life On The Run). He did that race and it sounds all BUT fun. Great book all the way around too and class act of a guy. I wrote him to tell him I enjoyed the book and that I met him at my one and only marathon run. He wrote me back this nice email.

Rick said...

Multiply your numbers by 3.5 and you get a 100 miles in 17:00 with 21,000' of up and down all between 8,500'-10,500', and about 9,500 calories. Are there any 100 milers out there sort of similar to those numbers?

Lucho said...

Tim- It's always cool when that happens.

Rick- Leadville is quite a bit higher but 15175 of gain. I feel incredibly good this morning so I'll look to get 30 again. Maybe 4 laps on Walker Ranch which would be 6400+ feet of gain. It's to be hot though. Yesterday it was only about 75 degrees up high.

Rick said...

4 times around WR is tough! But smart. You have an aid station and a stream to cool off in. Hey, you can practice drinking water out of that stream so you can carry less!

Lucho said...

I have a filtered water source down at Walker. I met a ranger last year that let me take a bunch of logs they had cut and I've run in to him a couple of times since and he pointed out a spigot right off the trail that I can use which has filtered water. Yesterday I also found a bubbling spring up near the top of Starr at 10,000 feet. Water coming straight up from the ground. It was so cold that it made my hand go numb when I filled my bottle.

Emz said...

A secret?!
USUALLY less than 100???? GLOCK GIRL is freaking out. I'm a huge slacker are you are a MACHINE.

I want to be a machine. hmmmmm, is a machine [gun] good enough?!

freaking amazing.