Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Taking It Easy at Twin Brooks

Ran 5.5 miles @ 8:43/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 148/161
Trails.
Extremely hilly.
Upper 70s, sunny.

Met up with Ian, Stephen, James, Jim, Blain, Erik and Erin today at Twin Brooks. Had a great workout with the purpose of taking it easy and keeping the legs fresh. The easy pace made the conversations flow like wine, which were primarily centered around the Vermont 100 this weekend. Stephen and James are also running it, and Ian is helping pace James. My friend who is pacing me, TC Hazzard, was also there but we missed him as he was running with his wife and he got there earlier.

All systems go for Saturday. Feeling great and really can't wait to get there and go. My father and brother are flying in tomorrow from Florida and will help crew for me during the race. My dad has a few ultras under his belt and my brother is a marathoner, so they'll be quite helpful not to mention a pleasure just to have out there.

Oh yeah, and the aforementioned Stephen has started a blog. He's a fantastic athlete, super nice guy and a lot of fun to train with, so please check it out!

3 comments:

Blaine Moore said...

It was a fun run, if a bit buggy!

Good luck in Vermont; I still haven't graduated past the marathon. Thanks for the drink!

Love2Run said...

Tick, tick, tick. Have a great race Jamie. 100 miles is simply, crazy! Good luck and have fun ;-)

olga said...

Best at VT100, man!