Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Short and Sweet

Had another great run today. Today was shorter, but on a bit of a tougher route. Technical trails throughout, with the exception of a steep, one mile climb on a dirt road. Very pleased with the pace and it didn't feel like it took that much effort to achieve it. I don't think I've ever run this route this fast.

Presently, I'm feeling pretty good about how I'll do at Western States. Got a boost the other day as my uncle John will be flying out to help crew. I got an all-star team helping me out with him in addition to my father, brother, Danny, and of course Stephen who is going to pace me the final 38 miles. A family friend, Brooke, may be joining to crew also. Yessir, it'll be fun.

I'm planning on a rest day tomorrow, and then I'm tentatively planning on a light run on Friday and then a bigger run on Saturday. After that, hay is in the barn and it's time to taper down for the Big Show!

Ran 4.7 miles @ 8:22/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 150/169
Technical trails, dirt roads.
Very hilly.
Lower 70s, mostly cloudy.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.

3 comments:

John said...

Hey Jamie, thanks for the shout out. Doing the WS100 is awesome, and your going to kick butt! Can't wait!

pathfinder said...

You sound physically and mentally ready......go romp in that hay to celibrate!

trailgrrl said...

What an amazing experince to have...ws100 is something that is on my "experience in life" list...and I can't wait to read about your race..enjoy EVERY moment Jaime!