20.7 miles today. Wraps up a long week at 58 and change miles.
While it seemed a tough week, nothing compared to the weekend run in Colorado. A buddy of mine that I train with finished the Leadville 100 this morning in 26:12. On his feet for 2 sunrises. Awesome run.
Here is the course profile.
Good goals. Tough goals. +30 second / mile pace marathon improvement and about a 18:30 5K to beat yourself in a race 14 year ago.Does the MCM have wave starting or is it go with the flow for the first 2 miles until you have some room to move?
13 miles today. Warm-up, 2 mile tempo intervals, 200 meter intervals, cool down. Fairly tough work out. Last week, this week, and next 2 weeks are the top of my training curve so things don't get easier.
It's a workout that originated in Mexico / Central America. Eat lots of beans prior to running, then go out slow and speed up over the miles. The fartlek portion of the workout then takes over and moves you in ways that help you endure discomfort on long runs and prepare for ultras.