Saturday, December 26, 2009

Building Mileage for Black Warrior 50K

Started adding mileage for Black Warrior 50K

16 mile long run

Managed an 8:48 pace on the first 8 miles with Dave.

Here are the numbers. 29F degrees, 8:35, 8:32, 8:40,
2 miles =17:24, 9:04, 9:00, 9:07, 1:32, 8:15,
8:06, 8:07, 8:05, 8:08, 8:08, 8:05, 7:58, 2:16:51

Adjusted for 1:32 break 2:15:19 - 8:27 pace

I managed an 8:33 pace overall even counting a 1:32 minute break.

Running with Dave early helped me manage a real consistent pace and a strong finish.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Black Warrior 50K or Bust

I had a lousy summer... heel pain, bad decision on some shoes, and overall loss of speed. Good shoes, good stretches, and speed work have put me back on track. The summer was not a complete washout. I achieved my goal of finishing my first triathlon. I made it, but it was not pretty. The summer and fall are behind me and I am ready to move ahead.

I turn 50 in February 2010 (50 is the new 30), so I have been wanting to do something that will test my stamina and fitness. I signed up for the Black Warrior 50K. I figure 50 years old and 50K have some symmetry. I have felt good this fall and I have been maintaining and adding to my base mileage. Train for this will help me stay motivated and even help me prepare for this spring's races.

So 50K or Bust.