Thursday, October 21, 2010

Progress

Didn't make it out to Centennial Cone as planned mostly in part because I couldn't convince anyone to come with. I've only been once, and I wasn't confident out there by myself, it's also generally an unpopulated area in cat country so I figured I'd just stay closer to home. Luckily I brought extra batteries because my headlamp started flickering and dying as soon as I was halfway through Matthews/Winters and had spotted 3 sets of eyes looking right back at me. Creepy.

Other than that and this odd sort of puking sensation I kept getting and still have a bit today (could be some sickness deal my son gave me) I felt pretty good. Definitely not great, but I had some decent pop in the climbing legs that I've not seen since before Sun Mountain in June. I think the leg sled is doing it's job, as I don't necessarily feel like Matt C, but solid and strong. First noticed that on the climb up Zorro and it's 8-10 2' stone stairs at the top, those had always given me problems, but not last night. I took it easy, but probably ran close to a fastest time on the loop without ever elevating the breathing. Good notes.

All that said, I'm thinking of either going to Centennial Cone for 2 loops or possibly running the 50K North Fork course. We'll see, but it's nice to not have any real snow to deal with so far.

4 comments:

Jim P. said...

Are you thinking about the North Fork course/Centennial Cone for the weekend? If you're up for company and a way-early start time, I might be able to join you.

PatrickGarcia said...

Jim, yeah, I'm leaning towards really early, running is the only thing I'll get up for these days. Either course suit your fancy? Both have early outs, I'm planning to get 28-31ish.

Jim P. said...

I haven't run Centennial Cone in a while...and it's closer, but to get 30, you have to retrace steps. Buffalo Creek, at least, it's one big loop. Hmmmm....

No strong feeling either way. Let's e-mail tomorrow. I'll check w/ the gang here on weekend plans.

brownie said...

Heard the snow is coming on Wednesday...