June Training Summary (400.19 miles)

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400.19 miles in 35 outings in a time of 57:21:36 with an elevation gain of 16,087 feet at an average heart rate of 142.

With the 4×100 weeks mostly in June I thought it could be a bigger month. However, I had started that streak in the last days of May and then started to taper off at the end of June. Missed a run on Tuesday so before heading out today for a short run I noticed that I was only 11 miles away from the round number. Damn it. So I went for it. I had to. Only one other time I hit 400+ miles in a month. May 2010 at 402. That is the record for me and it stands. I could easy go lace up and run a few more miles today and beat it but for what? Adding on a couple miles to the PR isn’t that interesting. And that 402 set last May was a huge accomplishment. Bigger than the 400 I just ran. So I will let June be what it was and move on to July.

Next stop…I gotta go run to a sign and back.

2007-07-07 -- Leadville Heavy Half Marathon 006

This is what I looked like 4 years ago this weekend doing that same activity for my first race in Leadville ever.

2007-07-07 -- Leadville Heavy Half Marathon 007

That smile was real. Top of the world. I won’t be smiling at the top this year.

  • Even if you were smiling this year, could you see it through that scroungy ultra runner beard?

    • Really? It looks like a beard! I keep telling people I glued a dead squirrel to my face.

  • pittbrownie

    Is the next chapter of the rivalry on for the 4th?  Everyone knows that the Firecracker 5k is the most epic thing that happens in Leadville all year.

    • Oh, I thought you were going to race me from Twin Lakes in…but a 5K?  Maybe.

  • mikehinterberg

    Smiling is still allowed, I hope, that’s part of the reason I dig this hobby.

    • You are too zen.

      • mikehinterberg

        Nah, just lazy (if that ‘uses more muscles to frown’ thing is true).
        Have fun/good luck in Pbville.  I think we’ll be hiking and then riding bikes around the lake-ish on Saturday.

  • mikehinterberg

    Nah, just lazy (if that ‘uses more muscles to frown’ thing is true).

    Have fun/good luck in Pbville.  I think we’ll be hiking and then riding bikes around the lake-ish on Saturday.

  • georgezack

    Looks like you will be carrying a bit less up to Mosquito this time compared to that picture.