|Ken Michal and his San Francisco 100 Mile crew/pacers, photo courtesy Tony Dunnigan|
Here's the week:
Tuesday: Easy 60 minutes
Wednesday: 14 miles biking
Thursday: easy 60 minutes
Saturday: 8.5 hours pacing at the San Francisco 100
Totals: 37.8 miles, Avg HR 112, 6457' of climbing
While Ken's pace did not make for an aerobic workout on Saturday, it was quality time on my feet. My average heart rate for the 25 miles was really low, and I was able to experiment with some nutrition and gear options:
- I used Tailwind drink mix for the first three hours, and I felt great. No GI issues, my energy held up and the taste is mild and never became offensive.
- I had zero energy gels, although I carried a half dozen.
- I used a new chest-strap mounted headlamp, combined with a Fenix TK-22 handheld flashlight.