Monday, June 23, 2008

Hagg Lake 50K February 2008

Put a fork in me, I'm done.

I guess skiing for the week before a 50K provides some training stress. My legs were SHOT for this run yesterday, from the first step. I finished but in a disappointing 6:25. The weather was perfect and the course was miraculously DRY this year. My PR here is 5:50 in wet and muddy conditions.

Oh well. I suspect some of my difficulty was also the lack of trail running I've had in the last 2 months. What was NOT a good training technique was the one fall I took (apparently tripping on a patch of air) about 2/3 into the run. I tweaked my right knee and it made the subsequent downhills difficult. Uphill was about my only gear left. Too bad I wasn't doing Pike's Peak.

Ice on the drive home and some ibuprofen have taken down the swelling. I still notice a twinge going downhill so I'll be taking it easy this week and restricting myself to flatness.

1 comment:

fatozzig said...

Loved it, loved it, loved it!! Fantastic report, Kate. You put us right there with you for the entire race I totally enjoyed crewing for you and am ready to do it again. :o)