Cool Runners---Yes its COOOLD
L-R-Chris Prerillo,Me,John Blue,Eric Johnson, Erik Skaden (image-John Blue)
The Last weekend before American River 50 mile was good. There where many folks out on the trail Saturday for taper runs of various distance. I had 15 on the schedule and ran well with a group of 8 or so. It was a strong run out and I needed to keep it down a bit and dropped off the pack about 30seconds to a minute. It was good running with the group but I had other plans. I wanted to use the turn and climb back to get in my strategy for those final 10miles from Rattlenake in...The clmb simulated what I am guessing my pace will be and it was really easy...Granted next week it will be after 47miles. AR50 is just a training run in the big picture but still want to test myself a bit.. I am more curious about the following Saturday and a run in the canyons. I feel in better shape but one never knows until you try. The taper and cold weather have played on the mind a bit. I want hot weather to begin the next phase of training which is gonna be critical.
Till next week...stay warm and keep running.