I learned this week that I drew the 6:00 AM start at Badwater. With it comes the honor of lining up at the start with some amazing legends and friends, such as Shannon Farar-Griefer, Dan Jensen, Ed Kelly, Dan Marinsik, Frank McKinney, Meredith Murphy, Lisa Smith-Batchen, Marshall Ulrich, Art Webb, and Cheryl Zwarkowski. I can't wait to see them all (and everyone else) in the desert in July.
7:00 PM - An hour of P90X Shoulders and Arms.
Thursday, April 28
4:49 AM - 6.30 miles in 1:03:35. Back to the trails for a nice and easy run.
Friday, April 29
8:15 AM - P90X Legs and Back, and 240 reps of Ab Ripper X.
Saturday, April 30
6:10 AM - 22.00 miles in 3:22:53 (9:14 pace) at Rockefeller. Really felt great today and kept at a nice, steady, talking pace. About 2,700 feet of climbing per data on one site. Finished off the month of April with 181.40 miles, with more than half coming from Umstead.
Sunday, May 1
6:50 AM - 21 miles in 3:16:34 (9:21 pace) at Rockefeller with Wayne P. This second long run of the weekend served as a huge confidence booster to round out a very solid week of training. Everything seems to be in good shape - time for the serious training to begin!
Totals for the week:
Running Miles - 61.70
Weight Training / Cross Training - 4 hours 25 minutes
Days Until Badwater - 70