Thursday, March 18, 2010

10 miler (6 miles at threshold pace)

I got in another hard evening run tonight. I like my Rancho Vista loop with extra Marie Kerr Park loops because it is well lit and has a decent shoulder. After a warm up mile at 7:07, I pushed the pace a little harder than I have in the past but wasn't able to sustain the pace as long. Tonight I was running on lack of sleep and poor nutrition this week. The next six miles were as follows: 6:25, 6:16, 6:18, 6:11, 6:15, 6:27 (avg 6:18). By this point I was spent. I decided to shut it down after 7 miles, I was thinking about shutting it down after about 4 miles. I then cruised home at 7:30 pace and finished the 10 miles in 1:07:20 (avg pace 6:44).

Long trail run planned for Saturday morning.

The biggest track news this week was that Eric Flores of California Lutheran University threw the hammer 214 ft 3in. He was voted SCIAC athlete of the week. Why is this so amazing you ask? Well that mark is the best hammer throw in NCAA Div. III history! It would have won the NCAA Div. I National Championships last year by 12ft. His shot put throw this year would have been NCAA Div. I All-American last year. Did I mention that he is a sophomore? I just checked it out and 236 ft is an Olympic "A" standard, 210ft is an Olympic "B" standard. Maybe we'll see Eric at the 2012 Olympic Trials.

I will leave you with a video of coach Brad Hudson. This is a segment of a lecture he gave at the Super Distance Summit 2010. The entire interview has not been posted yet but I found this segment very interesting.

1 comment:

Chuck said...

Good job on your 10 miler (6 at threshold pace). Looks like you recovered quickly from the AV Marathon last Sunday.

Thank you for sharing the video of Brad Hudson. I also found it very interesting.