Saturday, October 10, 2009

Old La Honda Low Key Hill Climb


Results 52 people broke 20 minutes today. A pretty deep pool of local talent to say the least inhabits the Bay Area. I am happy with my time of 21:24. I have to work on this one to drop it down under 20. Chris Phipps crushed it in 15:37 which seems almost inhuman. This event was masterfully put on. They really did a great job in organizing almost 200 people and managed to get results up incredibly fast. Hopefully I can do a few more of these this Fall. Next week is Tunitas Creek, Starr Hill and Swett Road. Would be nice to do a standard coast ride as a warm up.

For the hell of it, I tried Montebello the day after this OLH LKHC. I did 36:02 which is my PR, but still disappointing as I could not break 36. I thought it was a lock, but I was just a little too relaxed to bust it.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Goals for 2010

Would like to run a 100 mile run, break my PR on the Devil Mountain Double, the Terrible Two, and do the Alta Alpina Double again. Other goals include breaking 20 minutes in the 5k as well as 20 minutes up Old La Honda. Did a pretty solid 22:40 Old La Honda test prior to the Low Key Hill climb on Saturday. I started out pretty relaxed and found out that was the key to not blowing up 2/3 up and needing to stop. Hopefully I can keep cool on Saturday and use the adrenaline of the competition to drop it down a bit under 22. Who knows. Should be a lot of fun.