Sunday, June 22, 2008

Week Log: June 16-22

Mon-AM: 16 miles (2:10) Garden of the Gods
Raining the whole way, which was a nice change.
PM: 8 miles (1:07) Monument+library in the FFs

Tue-AM: 27 miles (4:13) Manitou-Barr Camp-Manitou Res-Heizer Trail-Cascade-Waldo-Williams-Manitou.  Great loop.  Good heat training (low 90s).
PM: 7 miles (:54) Monument+library in the FFs.

Wed-AM: 30 miles (4:02) Jones Park-7 Bridges-Buckhorn Loop+barefoot
Tired today.
PM: 5 miles (:42) Monument in the FFs.

Thu-AM: 30 miles (4:02) Jones Park-7 Bridges-Buckhorn Loop+barefoot.
Felt better the 2nd half today.  Wore the new mass-production 790s with the stiffer midsole and they were great.  New Balance made a great shoe even better.
PM: 5 miles (:40) Monument in the FFs.  And now the real tapering begins.

Fri-AM: 11 miles (1:30) Monument-RR Tracks in the FFs.

Sat-AM: 25 miles (3:02) Buckhorn+barefoot.
Ran up the mountain in 31:20 feeling very mellow and easy the whole way, so that was very encouraging.  7 min miles the whole way back felt easy, too.  Feeling good.

Sun-AM: 16 miles (2:05) South Santa Fe out and back in the FFs.
Kept it short, flat, and easy.

Total: 180 miles (24:26)

Well, the work is obviously done and now there's nothing left to do but jog around a little each day and wait.  I plan on 1:30 Monday and nothing over an hour the rest of the days until WS.  This will definitely be the longest/mellowest taper I've ever done before a 100 mile race, but I've also had my best, most consistent block of training ever leading up to a 100 mile race.

This past week was also a little different in that when I get this close to a 100 mile race I stop pushing my luck by filling my bottles with un-treated water on my training runs.  I figure that if I have been lucky enough to make it this long without hosting any sort of serious giardia live-ins, then I shouldn't get cocky and pick some up in the last couple weeks before a big race.  

Most un-treated sources that I tend to drink out of are usually springs (often coming right out of the ground or rocks), but there are plenty of "non-spring" streams that I'll frequent on a weekly/daily basis that it's probably a good idea to stay away from with an important race looming.  Of course, I'm not even sure what the incubation period for giardia is anyway...

33 comments:

Charlie said...
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Charlie said...

giardia incubation period is about 1-3 weeks, but in weeks past, if you have been drinking from these water sources and not had any trouble, chances are you are somewhat tolerant. But I wouldn't advise continuing to drink from streams until after your race.

cogito said...

Thanks for putting yourself out there with this blog. I've really enjoyed the insight into your training. I'll be pulling for you next weekend.

Good luck!

Al Glenn said...

Anton,hope your 100 feels like 50. Thanks for the blog. Peace.

~stubert. said...

Tear it up out there next weekend. Psyched to hear how it goes.

~stubert.

CPT said...

Anton,

Kick some ass at WS! You have done the work now go enjoy the benefits. Be confident and you will prevail.

Christian

Bob Gentile said...

Enjoy ur taper time, game is on now... Enjoy it & close it out!

pilotboywa said...

Thanks for all the great running tips. Good luck at Western States, not that you really need luck.

phantom51 said...

Rip it at WS. Drink up, pound those fluids because the only thing I can see stopping you is heat and dehydration.

friend said...

Anton
I am a Sports massage therapist, and an ultra athlete in Tahoe.
As an athlete I know it can be hard to find good body work when traveling, so let me know if you want a pre or post race flush out. Don't worry about cost.
I worked with Stanford T.F. and XC teams for a few years, so I understand where you come from as a runner.
Same offer goes for anyone else coming out to run or be a part of WS.
If you need a place to stay you are welcome to stay with me and my girlfriend, but it is about 20 to 30 minutes from Squaw.

I would wish you luck but your training logs seems to tell me you will do fine with out it; Either way best of Luck.

Rory Fuerst

Derek Griffiths said...

I am excited to see how you run with a longer taper. Should be fun!

DG

Travis said...

Best of luck at WS. I look forward to following the action on-line.

Chase Squires said...

Go get 'em! See you out there, I'll be right behind you ... well, maybe 10-11 hours right behind you, but right behind you nonetheelss!

Passion for Running said...

good luck at western states!! I look forward to racing against you in a few years when I get out of college!

ultrastevep said...

Crank it out, Tony....you and Kyle can smoke that course (in the smoke)...
I'll be traveling to Hardrock, so no watching the webcast, I'll have ot find out when I show up in Silverton, you're next race....right? I'm looking forward to seeing Kyle smoke that one and I'm guessing with you pacing ;-)

See you and Kyle in the San Juans,
Steve

Passion for Running said...

I am actually going to pagosa springs in july, which I believe is in the San Juan's. Could anybody give me tips on really good trails up there?

Al Glenn said...

Well no run this weekend. Hopefully mother nature will help save the beautiful resource she gave us. Patience, good 100's will come. Just not now. Peace.

BrotherBoog said...

Good Luck at the WS100...Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.-1Cor9:24

atwell said...

I just heard that WS is cancelled...bummer. I guess you'll have to wait till next year to break the CR.

Chase Squires said...

Dude, this sucks.

I've got nonrefundable tix and hotel, so going up there anyway, will be running on the Tahoe Rim trails on Saturday and Sunday, see you up there.

Dave said...

Oh man, confirmed:

http://www.ws100.com/latestnews.htm

kevinbeck said...

Thank you Anton for being an inspiration to someone who needed to be reminded of our oneness with everyone and everything in nature. A newly converted roadrunner to trails. I truely hope to run with you someday to learn more from you. All the best in all of your endeavors. Enjoy W/S, I know you will, because I know you will be smiling all the way.

Shane"CRASH"Jones said...

Sorry to hear about WS being cancelled.

Passion for Running said...

hopefully you'll be able to go for the record next year!

Justin Delong said...

They should have let you guy's run in the fire ,that would have been killer!(no pun intended) keep on keepin on man!!!

Justin Mock said...

why no updates? are you going to surprise us all and run hardrock this weekend?!?

Dave said...

Yeah... 2 weeks from the announcement; wonder what Tony's got as a replacement. Maybe after the disappointment, he just needs some time to regroup.

Chase Squires said...

I'm in for Leadville, what the hey, they cancel WS, if I complete Leadville this time, I'm telling WS what they can do with their "automatic entry, repay the entry fee" announcement next year.

Marco Denson said...

where's Anton?

Dan Rose said...

He's pacing Skaggs at Hardrock this weekend. Best of luck to them in knocking off the record in this direction!

Marco Denson said...

I would like to hear his take on the WS cancellation. He was training very diligently for it. I was going to volunteer at the finish and was looking forward to see him set a record. Best of luck to them at Hardrock.

CPT said...

Kyle is killing it right now at HR. He is more than 1.5 hours ahead of the course record at just over 30 miles into the race. Think sub 24 is possible?

Chase Squires said...

possible.

done deal.

wow.