Today marked my final training run in Kansas City before heading to Colorado on Saturday to begin adjusting to the altitude for the Leadville Silver Rush 50-Mile Run.
I’d hoped for a little company on the trail today, but ended up starting the 9 a.m. run at Shawnee Mission Park solo. The temperature was in the low 80s, but the humidity was pushing 80 percent and I felt it right away. I crossed paths with Sherrie Klover at the final intersection, however, and we ran the final 1.25 together. It was a fitting end to my training runs in KC since Sherrie has been such a source of encouragement throughout my training. She also was there with me for my longest training runs – including the 31.32-mile run a week and a half ago at Clinton Lake.
I also used today’s training run to try out the chest harness for my GoPro camera. I’m hoping to use it during the race since the camera weighs next to nothing. I need to tinker with the harness a bit to shore up the stability of the camera, but it was a big upgrade.
Below is the video of the run – sped up to 400 percent – to condense it from 43 minutes to 8 minutes.