mid 70s, dry, clear
mind/body - strong
Prescribed workout: 60 minutes marathon pace on flat or same effort on hilly trails
Actual workout: 8.5 myles 1.07:10 avg. 7:54 ~2800 ft elevation gain
I obviously took the hilly trails option and just hammered! My effort was beyond 6:15 MP because I was worked when I got done. Anyone know how to calculate pace effort when combining elevation? I was a full 6 minutes faster this go around compared to last time. I feel like the rubber has finally hit the road as far as HR training - no looking back or second guessing my decision to pass on WS.
I officially declined my entry into WS today with this response from Greg Soderlund:
Thanks for confirming that you will be unable to join us at WS this year. Good luck at Hard Rock.
Western States 100 Presented by Montrail
It was a gut wrenching decision but it was the right thing to do. I have tried for the past 3 years to qualify for WS with my best finish being at WTC in 5th a couple years in a row. I remember how dejected I felt, wanting "it" more each time. AND now I say NO?!?! I've worked hard over the last few years to become a better runner and I've learned alot about myself - call it a better version of me. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. So if I've created a better version of me then WS will come around again and I will be ready! But for now Hard Rock is the reason and my passion!