ALOHAAAAA! This will be my last entry before this weekend's XTERRA Trail World Champs. That being the case, I have posted (below) one of my last hard workouts. This was done on November 12th. The location is North Boulder Park, which the way I run it, is spot on 1 kilometer around.
As I mentioned in the video, I had done this workout about a week or so prior, only then, I had done 8 or so repeats. The rest was about 90 seconds and I'm/was pleased with the effort. Once again I had my good mate Spencer Casey keeping me company on the bike and filming.
After the Kilometer repeats, I jogged 2 miles via the Boulder Creek Path towards the short but steep hill by University of Colorado's Football stadium aka Folsom Hill. As I mention in the video, the point of those hills is to work on strength/speed/form. I started doing these hills years ago while being coached by Brad Hudson and have continue to work them into my training. The body squats are a new twist that I have incorporated into them.
So enjoy the video below (it's a tad long, but I wanted to take YOU, the viewer through more or less an entire workout) and I'll have a few more words below afterwards.
So there you have it. I went from zero races and entries in 2 months to three different entries (one video blog + two workouts) in less than 2 weeks! Hope this has been able to shed some light into what I've been up to since this past fall. I'm writing this final entry from Sunset Beach in beautiful Hawaii, eagerly anticipating Sunday's race. I'm not 100% sure of the field outside of Defending co-champion: Joe Gray, Mr. Mountain/Trail runner: Max King and New Kid on the Block: Patrick Smyth. Those 3 (on paper) seem to be the class of the field, so we'll see what develops. It'll be interesting, that's for sure and God willing, I'll have a bigger say in this year's race than I did last time! :) A more in depth handicap of the race can be found HERE
Until next time, gracias for watching, reading and most importantly, your support. Cya at the finish line. Mahalo...