|Fruita ROCKS. Last Saturday. 70 miles into the race after riding all night.|
|130 miles into the race. $35 to purchase one photo? No thanks.|
Currently, the thought of going out for a three hour run makes me want to crawl back in bed with the shades drawn. I can't pinpoint why, exactly. I know it's bad to rely on outside factors for motivation but I feel that a 70 degree sunny day would be more palatable and energizing than the "chance of snow" this evening (it's May 10th, fyi). Monday is supposed to be more normal with the exact aforementioned weather conditions. Hopefully, it'll stick this time.
Thankfully (or insanely), I have a big race weekend coming up in two weeks (127 technical trail miles with over 17,000 ft climb at avg 8,200 ft elevation over three days). So, at the very least, I know that will be some good training in itself. Aside from that, I need to get in roughly five long runs and at least five workouts specific to the Leadville Marathon. Focus, Tim.
As for the big daddy race of the Leadman Series, the 100 mile run, resident Elevation Trail sociologist, Gary David, will be flying out from Massachusetts to pace with me from Twin Lakes to the finish (not sure he knows it'll be that long -40 miles- but I guess he does now). He's super fit and super fast and will likely be loving the research factor of watching me be miserable for 8 hours on the trail.
I still don't have a crew for the 100 MTB or 100 run if anyone is interested in it. I can guarantee entertainment, thin air, and beers.
So, with that and this self indulgent post, I guess I'll head out the door to see what sort of run I can muster today - iPod day for sure.
Maybe it's time I employ a coach myself.