Weekly Summary 04/14/14-04/20/14

Mileage: ~45; Elevation: ~4,400′

Monday PM: ~5k uphill recovery walk with ~1400′ gain. My legs felt surprisingly good for barely 48 hours after an ultra. This felt just like a recovery effort should, leaving me refreshed after finishing my walk and core workout.

Tuesday AM: ~3.5M uphill run. 6x400meter uphill efforts, with ~550′ of gain. Not a bad effort here either.

Tuesday PM: Half hour recovery run around the neighborhood, followed by an upper body workout.

Read More »

Cedro Peak 45k Race Report

I honestly didn’t know what to expect from the Cedro Peak 45k this past weekend. I had sampled part of the course (or so I thought), and wasn’t particularly enamored with it. I also wasn’t sure about my own fitness. I’ve been putting in lots of 20 miler long runs and B2B weekends recently, so in theory I should have felt well-prepared for 45k (27.9 miles) of running, but pre-race doubts aren’t an unusual feeling for me.

Read More »
Tags:

Weekly Summary 04/07/14-04/13/14

Mileage: ~43; Elevation: ~4,300′ Race week finally! Monday: Rest. That’s right, an actual complete day of rest from running. I believe this is my first non-running day since January, but I really felt like I needed it. I knew there was no real compelling reason to train today and that[…]

Read More »
Tags:

Weekly Summary 03/31/14-04/06/14

Mileage: ~41; Elevation: ~5100′

Taper madness week! This week really epitomized tapering. I could feel my body really needed some downtime prior to the Cedro Peak 45k, but I felt so bad not running much all week too.

Monday: 5k easy. 500′ of upness. Followed by a core workout.

Tuesday AM: 4.5M hill workout of 6×400 meters. Around 600′ of elevation gained during the uphill repeats.

Read More »
Tags:

Weekly Summary 03/24/14-03/30/14

Mileage: ~65; Elevation: ~4500′

Monday PM: 3.33M,~900′ gained. Easy uphill recovery power-hike. Followed by core workout and climbing on my garage wall.

Tuesday AM: 5k, ~500′ gained. 5×400 meter uphill efforts with 400 meter recoveries.

Tuesday PM: 10k recovery run around my standard Winrock park loop. Followed by upper body workout.

Read More »

Weekly Summary 03/17/14-03/23/14

Mileage: ~53; Elevation: ~4100′

Monday PM: 5k uphill recovery run followed by core workout and climbing.

Tuesday AM: 2.5M, 4x400m uphill repeats. Legs were dead tired today, so I cut this workout short and decided to skip my evening recovery run to rest my legs.

Tuesday PM: Upper body power-endurance lifting session.

Read More »

Weekly Summary 03/10/14-03/16/14

Mileage: ~60; Elevation: ~5,300′

Monday PM: 5k uphill recovery from Indian School and Tramway to the Powerline trail. Core workout afterwards.

Tuesday AM: 6x400M uphill efforts on Indian School. Around ~700′ of elevation gain during the workout. As good as I’ve been feeling about my uphill abilities in the context of a long run or racing, these workouts are still feeling very difficult. Which I guess is the point.

Read More »

Weekly Summary 03/03/14-03/09/14

Mileage: ~45; Elevation: ~6,800′

Monday PM: 5k and 1,000′ of elevation. Some easy uphill hiking training. Core workout after.

Tuesday AM: 4.5M and 800′ of elevation during 400 meter repeats up the Indian School TH road. Legs were a little tired/off.

Tuesday PM: Upper body workout.

Read More »

Weekly Summary 02/24/14-03/02/14

Mileage: ~55; Elevation: ~9,600′

Monday PM: Easy 5k around the neighborhood to recover from the weekend, followed by a core workout and foam-rolling.

Tuesday AM: 10k with 5x400M hill repeats on the trails off of the Indian School parking lot.

Tuesday PM: 3.4M. Shakeout run back at Indian school, followed by an upper body workout.

Read More »