We’ve had some rain and snow the last couple of days. That doesn’t help the trail conditions but the cool weather is a decent trade off. This morning’s twenty mile run began in a crisp 43°. It finished less than three hours later still under 60°. The cool clime contributed to an 8:33 pace. Twenty seconds per mile faster than last Saturday.
This is my final tough workout before the Boulder Marathon on October 5th. Hoping for similar weather then. I only drank one liter of Scratch and consumed the same quantity of Hammer Gels as last week – three for a total of 240 calories. I plan to double that during the marathon. I burned about 3000 calories and lost five pounds in two hours and fifty-four minutes. An hour later, I feel great. I’m ready.
To let you know, the race starts from the Boulder Res at 7:15am. The course loops through the res again at the half. Chris Price should be coming through the res on his first half at 8:45am. I expect to pass through at about 9:00am. Come out to support us and take pics. Chris is pushing to break 3:20. I hope to finish in 3:45.