31 miles - 4:31:03 - +/-4,ooo' - Ave. HR 144
3 out/backs 11.5/11.5/8
50:02 - 138
49:02 - 136 (1:39:04 - 8:37)
50:05 - 144
49:37 - 149 (1:39:42 - 8:40)
34:56 - 151
37:19 - 148 (1:12:15 - 9:02)
Wanted to do 50 minutes for each of the first 4 legs - mission accomplished - then keep pace for the last 8 - not quite.
I certainly did not feel like I did last Sunday. After 23 miles I knew I was in for some heart and mind training on the last 8. Ran the last 4 with cramps in the same pace on both legs, they weren't bad and didn't interfer too much with running, just a little painful and annoying.
There's a part of me that wishes I had done this run last week, but there was no way of knowing. Then I looked at my log and realized I should have known - the past 6 weekends I've run 30 miles 3 times and 20+ 3 times. I'm sure this is a good time to take a step back from these longer runs and let a recovery process start. I'd like to feel really good for the 50k . I got a good taste of some pain today that should help for the next 2 races. Just glad Pesci&DiNero weren't out on the trail today.
3 days ago