The event is a self-supported run on a 7.75 mile paved loop around Pullman. Last month, I ran without a water bottle or fuel and just stopped at my car for water and a Gu Gel after each loop. This worked okay (I generally don't drink or eat much on my runs), but on the last lap I was wishing I had a bit more water. So this time I carried my hydration pack, which not only let me sip on water a little more often, but it also cut down on the couple of minutes it took stopping at my car each lap.
I kept a relatively even pace throughout and finished in 4:17:08, whacking 28 minutes off the 50k PR I set last month in the blizzard. This was Sadie's 50k PR too. :)
We have one more Pullman Winter 50k scheduled for Feb. 19. I'll bet we don't get spring-like conditions again.
|My pre-race warm-up ritual|
A month and a half until Chile. My legs are feeling a little tired, but strong. They're getting used to running while tired. The only thing I haven't finalized for my trip is my lodging while in Santiago. I have all my gear ready except for a few small items. I'm getting nervous. :)
Well done Scott and sadie another great personnel best :]ReplyDelete
If only Sadie could post a race report. Simply amazing results for the both of you.ReplyDelete
You are ready.... now it is just the last minute finishes. So excited for you!!!
um...interesting pre-race ritual. What is it?ReplyDelete
Great job getting a new PR! So glad your training is going well, too. All of us are getting nervous/excited for Chile, I think...ReplyDelete
Mom - I call it the Leg Flap Fandango.ReplyDelete
The Pullman Winter 50k sounds fun. I'll be down there next month for a least a 25k. Being nervous about Atacama is all part of the adventure. Good Luck!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the pb!! That is a healthy chunk to take off your time. Can't wait to see how Chile goes!!ReplyDelete
great job on the run and PR. i loved the weather on Saturday. First time I catually stepped outside and went for a run in shorts! such an amazing feeling I take for granted.ReplyDelete
it's getting close. no doubt you're going to do amazing.ReplyDelete
congrats on the personal best!
I think that Sadie must become a blogger because she is a top-runner and we need her advices.ReplyDelete
Sadie's been wanting to start her own blog for awhile now. But she already wastes too much time on Facebook so I told her I wouldn't let her have a blog -- at least not quite yet.ReplyDelete
Great job with the PR, Scott! Damn, I didn't know you were doing Atacoma this year. Good luck, Scott! Can't wait to hear all about it.ReplyDelete
good job buddy. Chile, here you come!ReplyDelete
Is doing the Fandango part of the race in Chile? I pick you to win fer sure! :-)ReplyDelete
enjoy the respit from winter while you can.ReplyDelete
you look like you're having a good time pre-race!