Since my last post, my training has been pretty solid. I am planning on racing the Leona Divide 50miler this weekend and even though my training was spotty this winter, over the past 6 weeks I feel like things have really come together.
Last week, I pulled back on the “easy” day runs, but kept up the intensity with a Tuesday night Team Run Flagstaff track workout followed up by a Friday evening 21miler on the A1 Route. I was especially pleased with the A1 effort. I was able to keep the first 7miles at a steady 6:45min/mile. At that point, I dropped the pace and put more into the run. For the final 14miles, I averaged 6:03min/mile. This was a real confidence builder leading into this Saturday and hopefully a good indication that things will come together just in time for a solid race.