Monday - rest day
Tuesday - Easy 5k run with Lucy.
Wednesday - Wanting to get one more long run in before the Gold Rush 100k, and feeling that the weekend's 16 on the Miwok trail came up a little short, I decided to run my first solo marathon this morning. Woke up at 4:45 am and was off and running by 5:15. I ran down Iron Pt. Rd to the American River Trail, did a partial Lake Natoma loop (which included an out-and-back of a few miles as I ran into my friend Stephen and decided to log a few with him), then headed up and over Folsom Lake Crossing and back onto the Parkway trails. I ate one Hammer Gel and a Honey Stinger Waffle along the way. The days have been warm lately and I was certainly starting to feel the heat coming on during the 2nd (uphill) half of the run. I took it easy and averaged a ~10:30/mile pace. 26.61 miles; +1,115ft.
Thursday - Easy 3.5 mile run.
Friday - rest day
Saturday - I'm starting to accept the fact that it's going to be HOT on May 11th. There is still time for heat training to have a meaningful impact. Went out for 10.7 miles; 1,500 ft. at 2:40 pm on a route with no shade. 90 degrees.
Sunday - A little more heat training. Ran 7.5 miles at 4:30 pm. 92 degrees. Saw three rattlesnakes in a 1/2 mile stretch!
Weekly Totals: 51.31 miles; 3,560 ft.
|Lucy, waiting patiently as we drive to the lake.|
|Puppy sat this week, Lucy and Zeus. Trail hounds.|
|This guy was camo'd up pretty well.|