Update re Western States and Recovery

Following my mild panic regarding a lack of a Western States 100 qualifier noted here, I have been notified that my Laurel Highlands effort will, in fact, be recognized as a qualifying performance. :-)

My legs are finally recovered. Heading out from my house yesterday, my legs felt pretty good despite some muscle soreness near my knees during the day. My warm up to the track was my first normal paced effort since returning to flatland at sea-level and I felt like I was running in an ocean of oxygen. It was a good feeling. The workout itself was neither here nor there. 6 miles of Hadd training, though I did let my heart rate drift up from 165 bpm to 170 for the final mile or two. I think I averaged about 6:30 and felt smooth and relaxed the whole way. Maybe more about it later once I upload the data to Motion Based. (Drew and I finally fixed our home internet connection last night after a long down period.)

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  1. Trail Goat

    It sure is a relief, Jamie. The qualifying time wasn't a big worry, it was more that I've already scheduled some fall races (of various non-qualifying distances) and fitting in/traveling to other races for a qualifier was not going to be very easy. I'm glad the RD or Board made a reasonable call on this one.I'll be in Squaw Valley one way or the other come June 28th of next year. If I don't make it in through the lottery, I've already been approached to be a pacer. :-)

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