Great Saturday evening run! Met up with Riley, Ken and Scott Keate A.K.A the IRON HORSE! We all met up at Rainbow Gardens in Ogden and started our drive up to Monte Cristo. My wife was awesome enough to drive us to the top so we didn't have to drive back up to get our car. Seriously saved us at least an hour.
For this run I was a little worried on how my stomach would handle the evening miles instead of the morning. Overall it felt okay. A couple stops during the first 9 miles, and 1 stop about 3 miles into the tempo run.
For the workout the plan was to hit 10 miles at goal marathon pace, after a 9 mile warm up. Our warmup pace was roughly around 6:15 pace with the down hill but very relaxed. Started our tempo at mile marker 32. As I got going there wasn't the bounce in my legs that I was hoping forkust felt a little fatigued for some reason. We had a solid group for about 3 miles of the tempo then Ken hit the restroom, theI had to go about 2 minutes later. Ken eventually caught up and we ran about 2 miles together, then Ken was done. Stomach and Fatigue got to him. From there on out I ran the last 5 miles of the tempo solo. Pace felt relaxed and good, hit a couple of 6:00 min/miles due to the darkness and cars that were speeding up the canyon. Definitely got darker after then expected. But overall a great run. 7 miles of the tempo were sub 5:40 or better, so no complaints.
.90 mile cool in the dark, biggest part of this run was to see how the hamstring will hold, and again no tightness or pain. Ready to rock and roll for STG! I am super excited for this run, we should have a solid group of guys deep into the race which is a positive for all of us.
Congrats to Scott for receiving the "Iron Gut" award. No bathroom break!