Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tian an Men Square Run

Tian an Men Square Run at EveryTrailMap created by EveryTrail:GPS Geotagging

Great run from my hotel to Tian an Men square I took at 4:00 AM in the morning while mildly jet-lagged. I could not have taken this w/o the Garmin as I dont speak Chinese at all and getting lost would be really tough as you would have no way to ask to get back to your hotel. Great run.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Old La Honda Torture Session

Was too hot today to train up Old La Honda, but that never stops me. I did the first mile in sub 6 minutes which is crazy fast and hit mile 2 near the redwoods in 12:30. I was right on the pace to break 20, but I started upchucking the soup I had for lunch and had to stop as I pushed it so hard I almost was going into convulsions ;) I know I can do 2/3 of the ride in sub 20 pace on a hot day. Now I need to find a cold day post China and break the 20 minute barrier. I would like to do this before Hoodoo as it would be a great to kill this one. I know Jason could easily do this when he is in shape. This reminds me of breaking 40 minutes in the 10k. Its tough to do, but if you really train for it and learn when to accelerate, I think its doable. We shall see.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Ultra Biathlon

Was confirmed of my entrace into the Hoodoo 500 today. With the Rio Del Lago 100 two weeks later, this will make an interesting September Ultra Biathlon to tackle. Scoping out the route for the Hoodoo, it looks very remote with about 400 miles of it above 5000 feet and a summit of 10,600+ feet to climb. Having never been to this part of the US, it should be quite a trip. I plan on doing a 6 week build up like I did the for Terrible Two for this ride which will encompass riding into work every day and adding climbs along the way. I might do the Mt. Tam Double as a training ride for Hoodoo as its pretty close to home and a great route. I plan on running in China in the next couple of weeks. I dont really know how the 100 mile run will go. I plan on surviving that thing as I dont have any expecations other than finishing in less than 30 hours.