Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Looking Ahead

Just a short three miles this afternoon, which is part of my plan of light running this week to maximize recovery from last weekend and be as rested as possible for the Pineland Farms 50-miler this Sunday. I'd like to do well, but also realize I won't be quite 100%. So, I'm keeping my expectations somewhat low. Only real goal is to do my best and let the chips lie where they may.

This weekend's race along with last weekend's pacing of James are serving as key building blocks in my training for the Western States 100 next month. I do have some specific goals for that, but I'll post those later (probably will encode them out of superstition). In the meantime, everything is looking very well. After this weekend's race, I will have a recovery week followed by a heavier week, then it'll be time to taper down for the big show.

Ran 3.0 miles @ 7:36/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 152/170
Paved roads.
Slightly hilly.
Lower 60s, partly sunny.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.


Devon said...

Good luck this weekend!! And have fun. I can't believe we are t-minus 38 days until the big show!!! ACK. Perhaps I should buy my plane

Ultra Steve said...


Great Blog. Looking forward to meeting you at the race this weekend. I'll be doing the 50 miler as well. You can check out my blog at


Luc said...

Wow, that looks like a complicated course, I sure hope they have lots of orange ribbons for you. :)

As a farmer, I love the theme and this looks like a blast to run. I may have to consider a trip to Maine next year for this one. I keep telling my wife that I want to visit Maine and you've just given me an excuse. :)

Good luck this weekend!

Jamie said...

Luc - Yeah, the map is very misleading in that sense. The course is indeed extremely well marked. Only way of really getting lost is blatant pilot error.

Marc said...

Great report on last weekend's race!

Have a great run at the Pineland Farms 50 miler this weekend, should be some pretty good weather.

Bob Gentile said...

First off CONGRATS to James Demer on his race & Top 10 finish...GREAT JOB!--what an awesome race & re-cap.

I do agree with the Looking great comment like u said... I mean if u blow past someone and you say to them "hey ur looking great, good job" ...I do agree that can be some fleeting words, I would say something like "Keep Moving ur DOING Great vs LOOKING Great" ...

sooooo when u said "James ur Looking great", it was well said cause he was still moving at a strong pace even though mentally it was a bit of a low point---

Whew I hope I said that well--geesh Bob--LOL

OK Have an Awesome 50 miler this Weekend Jamie!!!!! Keep ahead of ur Fuel!