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16886 total / 1922 in 2016
Goal:

Continue cross-training, break 20 hours at the Buffalo 100 (18:51), don't be a jackass at Wasatch 100 (9/9) and FINISH...strong. BE PATIENT

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  • 30 miles
  • 04:38 time
  • 3126 calories
  • 4 workouts
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Entries

  1. RUN
    Intervals up Highland View an... 6.8 mi 01:01 09:01 pace

    Warm up to the bottom of Hill and 15th. 4 on 4 off, 4 on 4 off. Run from Highland and Selkirk to Curling and Braemere, Rest on Curling up to Bogus, trot up to Cartwright and run to Healthwise. Coo... read more

  2. RUN
    great Homestead Cobb Loop CCW 8.21 mi 01:22 10:01 pace

    Trying to keep it at about 140 below MAF for me. Apparently the trail is closed on Homestead but I didn't have time to go around.

    1400 feet of gain that basically happens over the course o... read more

  3. RUN
    Easy hood run 4.6 mi 00:44 09:32 pace

    Cruised the hood at 129 heart rate...in the 99 degree heat.

  4. Shared Photo

    My favorite picture from the weekend. Looking out toward Oscar Pass (~13,100 feet) while standing on Grants Swamp Pass (just under 13,000 feet).

    • Jill F.
      Jill F.

      Gorgeous! After seeing some of Ellen's pictures as well makes me want to put this area on my list for sometime!

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Ryan A.
      Ryan A.

      It is definitely a must do area. Jill, from where I took this photo you can hike up from a trailhead at the bottom and it's only a 7 mile round trip hike. It gets pretty steep but there were plenty of people hiking. You could stay all week and do short fun hikes!

      3 days ago Like

    • Derek D.
      Derek D.

      Yes please.

      2 days ago Like

  5. RUN
    great Fartlek run on Connie to Chuc... 10.12 mi 01:30 08:53 pace

    I wouldn't have gotten out today if it hadn't been for an invite from my friend David. As usual I felt awesome afterward and glad I got out. Even though I spent 7 hours in a car yesterda... read more

    • Christie
      Christie

      Dude, I'd have been dying for a sleep in after that weekend! Way to go, Energizer Bunny!

      3 days ago Like

    • Ryan A.
      Ryan A.

      Ya I need to get serious about Wasatch or I'll get my ass kicked again.

      3 days ago Like1 person

  6. RUN
    great Hardrock exploring 22.32 mi 07:13 19:24 pace

    Up and over Oscars Pass from Telluride, down to Ophir Pass road and up to Grants Swamp Pass, down past Island Lake to Mineral Creek trailhead. Took the road back to Silverton instead of finishing ... read more

    • Ellen
      Ellen

      Oh my god get out of my head! Exactly what I was thinking! bahahaha I'm so glad you got to see some of the course! Super pumped for you to get into Hardrock, it will happen. And when people ask you if you've seen the course before, you can say YES and not get the "you are crazy and not finishing this race" looks that I got lol

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Derek D.
      Derek D.

      I've spent a bit of time in this part of the country, and it is truly fantastic. Glad you got to spend some time up there. And yes, for sure, you're more susceptible to sunburns at altitude.

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Ryan A.
      Ryan A.

      I told my boss I need a transfer to Durango so I can be a run bum / ski bum. So awesome there!

      2 days ago Like1 person

  7. RUN
    alright CO running 5.1 mi 00:50 09:48 pace

    4.7 in Denver - Hot, humid, scary sketchy people all over Cherry Creek Trail plus the altitude felt oppressive at 5200 feet.

    0.4 in Silverton window shopping and feeling like 9300 feet was too m... read more

  8. RUN
    Testing out the Wizard Sticks 8.87 mi 01:37 10:58 pace

    3 Bears 6/4/4a 5 Mile Orchard Loop

    I figured I would try out Michelle's trekking poles this morning to see how I handled them. They helped a ton on the big uphills and were moderately annoyi... read more

    • Christie
      Christie

      I thought of Michelle and her poles as I was hiking up some of the steepest bushwacking sections at McCall. I found long sticks and used them to get me up the bad climbs, then I'd toss them to run the flat/down and repeat. I did that four times and I definitely think the sticks (poles) helped on the uphills.

      9 days ago Like

    • Ryan A.
      Ryan A.

      They really help on the super technical downhills. But we don't have any of those around here!!

      9 days ago Like

    • Christie
      Christie

      I tried Bertha's at the Bear and just didn't enjoy using them at all on anything downhill or flat. Crazy steep though like McCall did seem useful. But I kind of liked using sticks so I could ditch them when I didn't want them.

      9 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    great 3 x 1.5M 5 minute recovery 7.77 mi 01:06 08:28 pace

    I will get faster someday! The intervals felt a bit long considering how I faded at the end. I may have to try just the 1 mile and do 5 of them or something.

    I aimed for 120 HR the first mile an... read more

    • Christie
      Christie

      Nice!!!! I've really missed the workouts with super specific goals. Good job! When we used to focus on progression or speed or HR, the results were usually getting faster in the longrun. Keep it up!

      10 days ago Like

    • Ryan A.
      Ryan A.

      I realized I have been training way too slow so I need to keep hitting some speed mixed with my normal base building pace. Right now I have one gear and it's granny gear!!

      10 days ago Like

    • Christie
      Christie

      I'm feeling similar things

      10 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    great 5 mile MAF Test 7.67 mi 01:06 08:36 pace

    Felt pretty good. Now I just need to retest at some point and see if I improved.

    • Christie
      Christie

      Nice!! I have been thinking about heart rate over the weekend. Now that April is wearing a Fitbit and uploading her data to Strava it was interesting to see how different our two hearts are on the same course and day. She was pushing hard from the start and I was trying to maintain a lower HR/effort for the duration. Interesting to me was how her ave HR was like 125 when she was kicking ass and mine was closer to 155 for that section (lower by the end.) Each person is so unique. Good job!

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    • Ryan A.
      Ryan A.

      Yes when you do the test each mile should get a bit slower, just make sure you warm up really good (I do about 2 miles). And yes, if you keep track over time the paces should get faster if done in similar conditions, with similar rest, diet, etc.. Pro marathon runners could probably run this test at 5:20 pace, if they couldn't they would bonk just like the rest of us when they run race pace.

      10 days ago Like1 person

    • Christie
      Christie

      Makes sense

      10 days ago Like

  11. RUN
    great Highland Hollow with Brady an... 6.23 mi 01:07 10:48 pace

    Good times!

    Avg HR 130

  12. RUN
    great Boise Hills Loop CW 4.79 mi 00:38 07:54 pace

    Good times at lunch today.

    Avg HR 142, 345 feet of gain

    • Christie
      Christie

      I'm glad you got out today too! It was such a pretty afternoon!

      14 days ago Like

  13. RUN
    great Trying to keep my HR down uns... 4.21 mi 00:32 07:28 pace

    Felt so good I couldn't bring myself to slow down so this would actually be a recovery run! Oh well. I ran into Wayne, Sean, and Alex on the greenbelt which was fun.

    Avg HR140 with couple... read more

    • Christie
      Christie

      Always awesome when the legs have more zip than you can contain!

      15 days ago Like

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    • Ryan A.
      Ryan A.

      Ya feeling good can be a good thing meaning you were trained well and paced well or it can mean you should have gone harder. One of these days I want to have a race where I am so beaten at the end from giving 100% that I actually want to take 2 weeks off afterward!!

      15 days ago Like1 person

    • Andrea S.
      Andrea S.

      Zippy!

      14 days ago Like

  14. RUN
    great Trolley Run with a little war... 6.87 mi 01:12 10:32 pace

    Good times with Derek and Christie. Except for when I had a rock bouncing around in my shoe while I was smashing the downhill on the face of Tablerock. I was way ahead so I decided to stop and ge... read more

  15. RUN
    great Running with coach 3.85 mi 00:35 09:08 pace

    Everything still works apparently which is a positive sign.

  16. RUN
    great Lunch walk with Andrea 1.45 mi 00:26 17:46 pace

    Felt good to get out and get the blood moving. Andrea S. and I swapped weekend race stories. We passed each other at the highest point of the course (about 10,000 feet) and our number one priorit... read more

    • Christie
      Christie

      I bet you two had a nice time stretching the legs out after you both kicked so much butt over the weekend!

      16 days ago Like

    • Kristine G.
      Kristine G.

      Nice!

      16 days ago Like

    • Andrea S.
      Andrea S.

      Thanks for the walk! I forgot I could count it, and before the day was done, I did stairs 2-6 floor - it's something.

      16 days ago Like

    • Ryan A.
      Ryan A.

      A little movement each day helps...and it definitely counts!!

      16 days ago Like

  17. RUN
    great Beaverhead 100k 61.38 mi 16:11 15:49 pace

    If punishing yourself in beautiful places is your thing the Beaverhead 55k/100k is for you. Gorgeous technical terrain on the Continental Divide Trail between Idaho and Montana. Great to see lots... read more

  18. RUN
    great Burning off the Crazy 3.85 mi 00:36 09:19 pace

    Good times getting out and stretching the legs.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/632285872/overview