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24 HOURS ON THE INCLINE: Brandon Stapanowich nails 22 Incline Ascents in 24 hours
Saturday's Classic 10K, part of the Grand Prix Series, was more like a shuffle that landed me at least 10 minutes from my PR. This is a downhill course on pavement, it should have been an opportunity to set a new PR. Instead it was an opportunity to dwell on the merits of listening to your body. When a handful of Advil doesn't make a dent in the nearly nauseating jolt that shoots through your right leg with every step, your body is no longer politely requesting that you reconsider your…Continue
The Ascent is less than a month away. After my training run to Barr Camp last week, I now have more confidence I can finish the race in the cutoff time.
I usually set three goals for big races: one I should be able to meet, one that would stretch me a little, and one that is my BIG goal. Here are my goals for the Ascent:
So on Saturday, 7/19 I ran up the Barr Trail for the first time in a long while...just a couple of miles due to time restrictions but enough to inform me that I am woefully under-prepared for the Ascent. Let me just say that I'm glad they keep a light on all night at the visitors' center so I'll be able to find my way to the finish. I was thinking of incorporating some of teammate Sean O'Day's suggested Lactate Threshold training into my regimen but I think I'm lactate intolerant. Besides I…Continue
Posted by Tracy Thelen on July 21, 2014 at 11:56am
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