…20 miles to go on my next.
Last week I finished my first 100-mile week of the season. I got two double days in and finished it off with the longest run of my life, 20 miles. Tomorrow I have another 20 miler scheduled to cap off my first 100-mile week in singles. I can say that doing that mileage in singles has been much more difficult than when I have done it in the past in 9-12 runs.
I am feeling strong and I am really happy with my fitness right now. As I have said in the past, it is going to take some big improvements for me to make my cross country team again this year. I am hoping I get adjusted to altitude quickly after I get to Flagstaff on Tuesday and I am looking forward to getting to work with the rest of my teammates.
On a sad note, the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, J. W. Hardy, is leaving NAU for a better oppurtunity at Boise State University. Hardy was a great coach and an even better person and NAU will miss him. I wish him the best of luck at Boise State. Fortunately, Cross Country and distance in general is coached by Eric Heins so there shouldn’t be any differences in training for us next year. The question becomes, who take Hardy’s position as Head Coach? Heins has my vote!