Tuesday, June 21, 2011

San Juan Solstice 50M

Went up to Colorado. Lake City exactly. I love the San Juan mountains, so back in Jan or Feb when the race opened up, I signed up again. I DNF out here last year. Since I didn't get into Hardrock, this will probably be the only time this year that I will be in the San Juans so I think I made the most of it.


Six weeks ago I barely made it out of the Grand Canyon on our R2R2R adventure. May 6th. I was not training and was drinking a whole bunch.
On Saturday, I ran a 13:29:40. I got there the day before the race. Took it slow the first 22 miles, feeling things out. Ate Zone bars and shot blocks and drank water, had about 20 S-Caps.


Needless to say, I am very pleased with my performance. Took it steady till mile 22 aid station, then started to pick up steam. From there till the end, I ran all sections that were not the actual 2 remaining climbs. Ran on the divide, the whole way. Running at 12,000 feet will make your heart beat. Passed about 20 people in the last 10 mile section, was running the downhills about 7 minute pace or faster. Pretty good since I started training on May 13th. I was alcohol free for 6 days leading up to the race. I'm at 10 days now. Also at 180lbs, down from 195 when we were at the Grand Canyon.


That is all!

10 comments:

Andy said...

It was nice to meet you at the race and meet the man behind the infamous HR100 video. Good job out on the course!

Scott Rabb said...

Watch out Leadville!!!!

Larry said...

Great run, John! Way to take care of yourself not only during the run, but before. ;) Makes a huge difference.

johnt said...

Thanks Gents!

ZonePerfect said...

Great job, John! Happy you brought us along for the trip! ~Britany @ZonePerfect

johnt said...

Zone diet is right. I followed it 98 got to 5% bodyfat. Im on it again now, down 15 lbs in 3 weeks. My blood sugar is way eaiser to control now on long endurance runs and doesn't take near as much to get it right.

olga said...

Yowser, good time! And no drinking? Man, who are you and what did you do to Sharpie?
I don't know much about Zone, but assuming it's close to Paleo, I say "yay". That's what I am on.

johnt said...

Its similar to Paleo, but not quite. I'm just trying to be like Olga. I'll never forget being left for dead on Handies in '09!! :) I wanta be able to hang!

olga said...

I hope you come to HR so I can check you out...I mean, your Zone results.

johnt said...

Olga,

I saw your beach pics, looks like your Paleo is working pretty good too! I'm 175 lbs now, 20 pounds melted away! 10 more to go!