After some reflection, I have gained an appreciation for the difficulty of the San Juan course and how far I have to go if I plan to make 25 hours at Leadville. Here are a few stats that I figured out about San Juan by looking at my Garmin data:
- Four of the five hardest miles were the first climb and the last (where I crashed). I didn't realize that last climb was that hard (though I felt it!) -- miles 42 and 43 were both 15%.
- Four of the eight hardest miles were in the first climb.
- There were 13 miles that averaged 10% or more grade of climbing
- Highest grade were miles 7 and 8, both over 17%.
- Overall the course averaged 260 of climbing per mile. LT100 is "only" 180.
- There are somewhere between 13 and 15 miles of SJS50 that are entirely above 12,000 feet (a rule of thumb number for altitude issues). Only about 3 or 4 miles of LT100 is above 12,000 feet.
- 5 or 6 of those miles above are above 12,500 feet.
Every day is one step closer to my goal....46 days to LT100.
|Friday||10||Pace controlled run|
|Saturday||10||Pace controlled run|
|Sunday||14||Deer Creek Trail Run|
|Total||34||About 4000 vertical feet|