Last Long Run Before Lean Horse

Yesterday, I ran 42 miles on the Mickelson Trail. This will be my last long run before the upcoming Lean Horse Hundred in less than a month. My total weekly mileage this week was 77.2 miles.

It was hot but not unbearable. I kept my heart rate at 130-140 and was barely breathing hard, despite running a full 1:30 min/mile faster than I normally do on my long training runs.

Today, I'm tired but not exhausted. I came home, ate a HUGE steak and went to bed. I was still hungry this morning. Oh, by the way, carb loading is for short distance (ie marathon and less) runners. Ultrarunners crave calories- that includes protein as well as carbs.

I thought about doing another 20 -30 mile run today but I don't want to push it and end up injuring myself with the ultramarathon only a few weeks away.  Jeanne and Nathan have returned from Wisconsin. I have a "honey-do" list that includes putting a few plants into the ground and getting our succulent/xeri-garden in order.

Can I run 100 miles? You bet I can!

Now I only need to turn my potential into reality!

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4 responses

  1. 42! Way to go. I ran 12 miles total this week… :-). Hopefully I'll get the longer runs moved up this week and just use Lean Horse pacer as a training run.

    July 26, 2009 at 12:20 pm

  2. good luck!!!! and eat lots of Peanut butter.

    July 27, 2009 at 6:45 am

  3. I almost did another 8 just to make a round 50 miles.
    But with Jeanne and Nathan returned that evening and me having not seen them for 10 days, I had to get home.
    Sunday I was tired and hungry but not sore in any particular place. Today, only two days later, I am almost not sore at all, although my appetite has been in overdrive. That's good; it means I'm reaching a peak.
    Train well, my friend… I'm hoping you'll pace me far beyond Harbach Park in Custer this year- even if much of it will be only at a fast walk for you.
    100 miles! No DNFs! We can do it!

    July 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm

  4. Peanut butter? Probably not. I don't mind it but it's hard to swallow fast when your mouth is dry. I'll stick to my cheese and turkey sandwiches!!!

    July 27, 2009 at 8:44 pm

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