Looking for Floor Space for Way Too Cool 50k (and a Workout Report)

So I’m headed out to California next weekend for Way Too Cool and am hoping that someone who reads my […]

By on March 1, 2007 | 3 comments

So I’m headed out to California next weekend for Way Too Cool and am hoping that someone who reads my blog lives in the area or is headed to WTC wouldn’t mind me crashing with them at least on Friday night and possibly Saturday night. Any one? :-D

In other news, I ran my first non-race “workout” of the year yesterday. I intended to get some miles in at an effort of 160 bpm. I stuck to that pretty well, though my HR was higher on hills and a couple time other times when I got carried away. My GPS had me at an average moving pace of 6:35 for 8 miles. For most of the run, I’m pretty sure I was cruising at between 6:00 and 6:20 pace. Not bad for a first workout of the year. I’ll admit that I felt a bit awkward running at such a “fast” pace (keep in mind I ran a marathon at this pace last May), but I did have something left at the end. This bodes well for my fitness.

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Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.