Sunday, June 12, 2011

Nice and easy

Put on the long bottoms, my Steeler tossel cap, and two long sleeve tops and headed out for an easy 14 on the Drumlin.  Was able to get water a couple times.  It only reached about 62 degrees, but I want to continue heat training for Voyageur.  Got 32 in over the weekend, so ended with 57.5 this week.  I'll take that.  Ice Age was 4 weeks ago and I have been at least 50 miles the past 3 weeks.  I believe I am starting to tolerate the heat better after close to three weeks of bundling up 3-4 times a week.  Didn't really need to when in was in the 90's.

I'd really like to get back to running about every day.  I seem to get stronger when I don't take a lot of days off.  I don't plan on running fast, I just want to get the miles in.  I'm always conjuring up schemes.  My new one is try and run 30+ over the weekend and get around an hour the other days.  Voyageur is generally hot, so that is what I will concentrate for the heat.  Not that I can run 10 minute miles at Voyageur the whole way, but I think that's where I will end up going out at.  Last year, I felt great at the half and took off.  Went from about 30th to top 10-12 and then proceeded to have an epic crash.  I think I split the race 4:21/5:37.  Thinking I can gain an hour on the second half if I stay controlled and don't race.  At least that's the plan.  Putting the number on tends to change things.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm.... Let me guess....

    {somewhere just north of Horseriders} far to the barn?

    Is it true you running Sawtooth?