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|Subject: ||RE: My goal of sub 4:00 1500-I will not stop until I reach my goal.|
altitude dude, to finish up what I know:
the Bosque trail's parallel to the Rio Grande. sometimes you can see the river. very little shade, so best early or late. there are also trails in the cottonwood forest toward the river, but these are unmeasured, winding, sometimes end, and unleashed dogs are the rule on those trails. lots of unleashed dogs also on the dirt road south of bridge blvd. for tempos, the bosque trail north of central is great. i use the gate as the 0 pt north. unm does its tempos on the trail at the 3 mile mark north (5 miles north of bridge blvd), by the nature center (i-40 west to rio grande, right on rio grande, left on candelaria a mile and a half up, then park on the last street to the right just before the nature center, since the nature center parking lot, etc. close at 5 p.m. the whole rio grande trail system is good for fast stuff and you can run from mile 2.5 north and further on the bike path or gravel, because they're side by side. i do long runs on the arroyos, but that's dreadfully boring and mostly paved.
friday off, resting for meet
saturday 11.5, 1500/5000, slow jogging.
sunday 10.5 very, very slow, 9 minute miles. not fresh from travelling. got up before 6 to catch flight back from l.a.
about 73.5 miles for the week with a day off and no chance to get my long run in on Sunday. pretty good week, broke two nineteen year old pr's, could have run 15:50s but didn't have the courage or the splits to go after it. had a good 4x1k,400 workout, a couple decent second halves of 14 or 12 mile runs, and then really slow everywhere else.
with sleep, w/o times should go back down soon.
monday 12.5 1:37:10 for 12.2. about a 7 minute drop on the return, 9's and 8's out, sub-8's back with 6:28 close.
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