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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

11 myles

South Platte Parkway - 11:00 A.M.
20s, snowing, 3-4 inches of fresh pow-pow
mind/body - good/feeling fast
Hard effort

Prescribed: 15 minute warm up/cool down - 6 x 1 mile cruise intervals @ 5:45 pace, 1 minute jog

Actual: 30 minute warm up/cool down - 4 x 1 mile (6:02, 5:56, 5:58, 5:59), 1 minute walk

Snow affects speed work - no question.

I parked my car in the usual spot just off of Broadway and C-470 and 'jogged' down to the South Platte Parkway. I was hoping for the path to be plowed - yeah right! Not only was it not plowed but no tracks, so it was 3-4 inches of fresh that was cold and slick underneath. I gave it my best effort to do these 'cruise' intervals but I got worked over in the process. The effort I was putting in was way over the top just to crack 6. If I had to guess I would say my perceived effort was 5:35 - just a guess though. I stopped at 4 intervals because I couldn't do anymore. Defeated I 'jogged' back up to my car for a total of 11 myles. I'll be back South Platte parkway!

Mexican word of the day: JUDO "I yonly ben here wan tine - judo know me"
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