Sunday, July 11, 2010

Weekly Training Summary (Badwater Training Week 10 of 10)

By the time this posts we will be at Stovepipe Wells Village, gearing up for Monday's big race.  This final week of training saw a big reduction in mileage, a continued focus on heat training, and, of course, countless hours of gear preparation and packing.  As usual, I got my pre-race / taper cold, but it was just about done with by Friday.

On Monday (7/5), Shannon and Sid came to visit and we did a nice 6 miles (51:37; 8:36 pace) on the North County TrailTuesday (7/6) and Wednesday (7/7) were days where my head cold was at its worst, leading to two off days (one was actually a planned day of rest).  Thursday (7/8) was my last run in New York prior to departing for Badwater, 5.5 miles (50:56; 9:15 pace) with Aaron at Rockefeller State Park.  The plan is to get in a couple of short, easy runs once we get to Death Valley: an easy 3 miles on Friday (7/9), a 10 minute jog on Saturday (7/10), and a relaxed, 20 minute jog on Sunday (7/11).

Updated comparison of this year's Badwater training to last year's:

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