Saturday, February 23, 2013

Winter Series 4 Black Forest, CO. 20k

14 miles total
10:00 am) 30's sunny
20k race 1:19:59 6:32 average per mile
5th Place Overall. Finished 2nd in the series.
Took past 2 days off. First time I have done that in ages. Wanted to be somewhat fresh
for this race. Plus I'm tapering for next Sunday's marathon. Today's race was at Black
Forest, CO. The course is on rolling roads and is at 7500 ft altitude. I forgot how
hard this course was. I did the short version last year 10k. I have difficulties breathing
at 7500 ft. Not that 6,000 ft is easy but the extra 1500 ft makes a difference for me.
I felt winded early on in the race. My breathing settled down after 4 miles or so.
I passed a couple runners during the race and got passed right at the finish line. He
had more of a kick than me. I guess that's what you get when your 19 years old. You can
see by my splits that my last .44 was all out sprint on tired legs.

6:12, 6:51, 6:31, 6:58, 6:24, 6:36, 6:31, 6:12, 6:23, 6:46, 6:47, 6:33, (.44) 5:13



HappyTrails said...

Awesome job on the series Brad!

Will be looking for that 2:40 marathon report ;-)

Brad Poppele said...

Thanks Steve! Hope to finally break 2:40. Finger crossed.

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