Sunday, September 29, 2013

It's totally happening...

Crazy how two small words could make such a dramatic difference.

Another week of training behind me and another week of a gloriously quiet head.  Only two weeks remaining until the Qualifier and finally we have some decent breakthroughs! Check out the changes in only one week, now that I no longer walk at any point on the qualifier course:

Tuesday's - Start Line to Gate Repeats:
9/18/13 22:30, 24:28, 25:27 
9/24/13 20:41, 22:15, 23:12 

Thursday's - Horse Trail Loops - Yes, I still power hike the majority of climbs, but I now jog parts too:
9/20/13 12:27 (from trailhead to Tollroad), 23:32 (complete loop), 27:19 (complete reverse loop) = 50:51 
9/26/13 12:03, 22:49, 25:47 = 48:36 - Solidly under 50:00.  Yahoo!

Saturday's - Qualifier Time Trial:
9/22/13 20:31 (to gate), 34:44 (finish) 
9/29/13  19:45, 33:52 - this is the first time I've ever been under 20:00 or 34:00 when running alone! 

Granted a lot can happen in two weeks and there are a number of challenges to still surpass... like I'll be out of town this Wednesday through Sunday, on a very promising rural adventure, so this week's training and eating are going to be off kilter.  But, I'm taking my running shoes and plenty of protein and fat, so I'm not overly concerned.  I'll try to blog when I get home Sunday night.

One thing I know for sure, come October 12th...

And leave the results up to a Power vastly greater than myself!

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