PM run- Logan Peak Run practice. Ran up Dry Canyon- I had forgotten how steep it is. And rather snowy- my last 10 minutes were on pure snowpack and I didn't really know where the trail was- I just ran uphill. 2 feet or deeper of snow, and it was rather cold and windy up there. I ran up 4 miles with about 2900 ft vertical rise. It took me 63 minutes. That means I was going just under 16 min/mile pace up a 13.7% avg grade. Truth be told, I probably speed walked 70+% of it, especially once I hit the mud and snow. Time down was under 30 minutes. It is real fun to run down deep snow- you just lean back and take real long strides. Much easier than running down rocky trails. After, I added a couple of miles on deer fence trail. Total time was 1:43:32. Kind of sad- I could usually do 14+ miles in the time that I did 9-10 on trails. It is worth it because is is so enjoyable.
I noticed that my entry from exactly a year ago gave my weekly totals for the YTD. I quickly compared to this year. Here is what I found:
| Miles YTD
| Weeks 50+
| Weeks 60+
| Weeks 70+
It seems pretty obvious that I have done a lot more work already this year. In addition, if I didn't get sick in Mar/Apr, I would have 3 more weeks in the 60-70 mile range already for this year.
This time 2007, I also had my same pair of 806 shoes, the same Elite shoes, and 2 road shoes. Now I still have my 806's (with only 129 more miles added), the Elite's died yesterday, and I have 5 other pairs of shoes. With 2 more arriving soon. Wow.
Kind of mid-year goals- run 70+ miles every week through SGM, spend most of June-Sept at 80-95 mpw, win a trail race or two, and break 2:30 at St. George.
Shoe count (so I won't have to keep looking back)- Tangent 226, Ascend 262, 806 424, Adrenaline 344, 767 238, 768 new.