in: ebuckley; ebuckley > 2012-03-28;
i ran out there last year before one of the cx races. super cool trails! and some super steep stuff!!
Am I wrong thinking you might have biked ~80miles yesterday during those 3-1/4 hrs? If so, impressive that you were running hills at a tempo pace today. How soon do you start tapering for Boston?
You seem to have me confused with someone who still races bikes for a living. I didn't cover nearly that yesterday. I hit the hills hard, but I wasn't pushing much the rest of the time. Total distance was somethng around 60 miles. 80 solo in 3:15 would be competition pace on a fast course.
I generally bounce right back from bike workouts. I can't do 5-6 hard days in a row like when I was in my 20's, but I can still do back-to-backs no problem. Running, not so much. I tried doing back-to-back hard days running last year and my body just doesn't seem to be able to do it anymore. So, the bike on day 1, run day 2 seems to be the next best thing (the opposite would also work, I guess).
I'm already tapering for Boston. My running volume is way down from where it was over the winter. I've got 2 more legit quality workouts (both split tempo sessions, though I may wimp out and just do a single tempo next week). Then I'll do a final middle-distance run (~15 on roads) the weekend before and a dial-in 4 days ahead of the race.
So sorry to have unrealistic expectations. I keep forgetting you're pushing 50! If you did ~60 miles (sub-20mph) then you were riding a pace similar to mine when I was your age...but I didn't have hills to contend with here around Chicago.
So still impressive...for both quality and quantity. And your ability to stay injury-free. But do you think you need 15 more miles seven days before the event?
With the event scarcely two weeks away, have you made your plans yet...where you will be staying, etc? Is Kate going with you? Will she be in a position to provide race updates on your Facebook page? I'm hoping BAA will be providing real-time coverage with timing points along the route. Do you want to reveal your race number?
There's a link on http://baa.org
for getting real time updates sent to your phone or email.
No family on this trip, but my college roommate (well, one of the many) will be there.
ok, I'm in - thanks. It'll be fun to follow.
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