Well last night's race just sucked. My time was respectable at 20:13 but once again I failed to break the 20 min mark that I set as a goal. What is funny is that I still ended up 16th in the series overall standings out of 100 people with only running 2 of the 6 races I paid for. If I wouldn't have gotten hurt and done all 6 races I would have been in the top 10 and I bet I would have broke my 20 minutes that I was shooting for. Oh well that is life.
Now it is time for my list of excuses.
1. No real speed work since running 20:10 6 weeks earlier due to cracking my ribs.
2. Mileage has been way down due to the ribs.
3. Took Saturday through Monday off due to the wedding and getting food poisoning. I lost 15 lbs in less than 24 hours. I had put all that water weight back on by Tuesday night but still felt run down.
Well considering my lack of big miles the last 6 weeks my race at Golden Gate 50K (31 miles) on June 5th should be interesting. I think I will be running this as a long easy run targeting to finish around 7 hours. There is no need to burn myself up with Leadville being the goal. I have to keep my eye on the ball as they say.
OK, enough whining. I the next post should be after the Bolder Boulder, hopefully with pictures because I will be just jogging it in a cool costume. Stay tuned.
Here is the link to the results