clear, mid 30's, no wind, 2 inches of new snow
mind/body - fresh
What a great run! Finally the weather is nice again.... at least for today. Another storm and cold front is coming so I gotta make these nice days count. I had mentioned in a previous post that I wanted to do 10-12 laps at Lone Tree prior to Way Too Cool so I thought today would be a great day to try that. I turned out 10 laps with each lap being 2.7 myles for a total of 27 myles. I'm extremely satisfied with this run for one primary reason - even splits for all 10 laps! In the past I have been known to go out fast because I feel so good and then bonk in the end. Well today I "think" I learned my starting pace for a 50K.
The last two laps were difficult to keep with the even splits because there is a hill toward the end of the loop that is long and grinding, but I managed. Total climbing was 3,690 ft, which is pretty equivalent to both Red Hot 50K and Way Too Cool. My time wasn't blazing (7:44/mile) but with the elevation gain that's actually pretty good for me. WTC under 3.50 this year if my training keeps going this way!
So here are my splits:
- 21:03 (1.44:29 halfway)
- 21:03 (1.44:36 second half)