Thursday, April 24, 2014

North Gate Santa Fe Trail

7 miles
3:00 pm)60 degrees windy
2 mile effort at 6:26 pace. This was difficult as it was into a headwind.
1 mile effort 5:50 tailwind
.5 mile 2:50.
Not a particularly good workout. Was windy and tired legs from work.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Centennial, Mesa Rd.

7.30 miles
4:30 pm) 70's warm!
Legs felt pretty tired and heavy.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Santa Fe Trail

6 miles 42:11 7;02 average per mile
3:00 pm) 50's windy
Felt pretty good today. Not too sore from the race.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Albuquerque Half Marathon

13.1 miles 1:18:26 PR! 5:59 average per mile
8:00 am) low 50's sunny
2nd overall out of 673 finishers.
Very happy to finally get a new PR at the half marathon distance. I have not run many
the past 4 years so it has been difficult to get a PR. My PR was from 2009 and at sea
level. My next marathon is in 2 weeks so this was meant to be a good last hard workout
before starting to taper.
Really enjoyed the race and the course was flat and very well marked. I missed first
place by 5 seconds. I was very close to catching the leader but ran out of real estate.
Never felt great during the race. My legs were tired from working and then sitting in
a car for 6 hours. Definitely not ideal for the day before a race. At mile 8 I tried
to pick up the pace as GZ's comment was in my head that I should "make my teeth
sweat the last 5 miles". Thanks GZ for the motivation!
Was nice to get to visit Albuquerque and Santa Fe on this trip. This was my first
time visiting New Mexico. Yesterday ate some good food in Albuquerque thanks to the
half marathon and getting some gift cards. Today we visited Santa Fe and did some
trail running and shopping. Was a great weekend getaway.
Splits from the race.
1 6:03.4
2 6:02.0
3 5:56.2
4 6:04.4
5 6:00.2
6 6:04.0
7 6:08.1
8 6:00.5
9 5:54.4
10 6:05.9
11 5:59.5
12 5:57.8
13 5:54.1

Santa Fe, Atalaya Mountain
7 miles
We ran/hiked this trail. It was steep in spots. Gained around 2,000 ft.


Thursday, April 17, 2014


4.2 miles
3:45 pm) 50's
Short workout as I'm racing Saturday morning. Did 2 miles at a hard effort.
5:51 and 6:01. This was into some wind so it was pretty difficult.
My race this weekend is in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Will be my first time in
New Mexico. Excited to see Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Will be racing the Shiprock Marathon in 2 weeks and it's also in New Mexico.
Goal for this race is to PR. My PR is from 2009. I have not run many half marathons
since then so I think I'm due. My PR is 1:19:XX. I'm shooting for 1:18. Race is
at 5,000 ft but is very flat. My PR is at sea level so a PR would be
pretty sweet at altitude.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Santa Fe Trail

10 miles 1:10:34 7:03 average per mile
3:00 pm) 50's sunny
Okay run felt tired from work.
5:30 pm)
Gym workout
10 minutes elliptical followed by some core exercises.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Treadmill USAFA

6 miles
Did something different on the mill. I did 3 miles at incline and 3 mile flat.
Mile 1 @ 1% 7.0 - 8.4 mph
Mile 2 @ 5%, 7.0 mph
Mile 3 @ 1% 9.1 mph
Mile 4 @ 5.5%, 7.0 mph
Mile 5 @ 1% 9.1 mph
Mile 6 @ 6%, 7.0 mph

Was a pretty good workout. Looks like I will be adding a race to my schedule
this coming weekend.