Monday, June 22, 2015

And So It Begins

Yep Leadman is here.  The race series started on Saturday with the Leadville Marathon which means summer is now officially here.  Where the hell did the time go.  Funny how I feel like I have not done enough to get myself ready.  Looking back all I am thinking is what if I would have done this or that.  So it goes.

Headed up on Friday morning after a 5:30am run with Rebecca to chill out and get a ride in with JP in the afternoon.  We got in an easy 12 or so miles with some climbing.  It was hot which was a warning to what is to come the next day.

The next day on Saturday the Leadville Marathon went OK.  My overall time was better than expected but looking back at it there is a lot of room for improvement.  I ended up with a 9 min PR on this course with a 4:42:44 but I should have been in the mid 4:30's.  Strava data.  The heat was an issue, I am just not quite used to it yet but that should improve over the next 7 weeks as summer has finally hit the front range with 80 plus degree days.

A huge thanks to Bob for giving a place to crash up in Leadville.  Only 18 days to the 50 mountain bike and 50 run weekend.

Can't beat this type of recovery.