|North View Point: the Olympics. Wow|
|I have been wearing the saucony peregrine for the past month or so. Loving them as usual. This is my third pair-almost brand new. Cool colors huh? Somehow they match all my patagonia clothing.|
|On my way to winning the 50k women's race in 5:53 with 8,000 feet elevation. May 12, 2012|
I'm doing about 70-90 miles of running a week, for the past 3 weeks, with up to a 1/3 of them as hill repeat workouts. I've been getting over 20,000 feet of vertical per week. This means I am strengthening my climbing legs and getting stronger on the descents. If the downhill is a road I try to maintain a 6-7:30 mile pace. If the downhill is on a trail it can vary considerably. The fastest pine and cedar downhill mile was a 6:55. Running downhill on the trail from Mt. Walker was narrow and switch backed enough that the descent was pretty slow, around 9 min miles.
If you are in the Quilcene/Port Townsend area, check out Mt. Walker, it's a great workout!
|South Viewpoint, 1/2 mile from the North Viewpoint|
|I had so much fun running, well, hiking really most the way up the mountain (about 40% running, 60% fast hiking)|
|Really nice view of Seattle|