Finally, a slump-buster week. June was a rough month for me. After my DNF at the Jemez Mts. 50M race, my motivation and enthusiasm for all things running was low. To put that much time and effort into a race to not have a positive outcome was tough mentally, not[…]Read More »
After spending any significant amount of time in the mountains, it becomes obvious that personal fitness and training are only a few of the many factors that determine success. Trail-running in general, and mountain courses specifically, are not sterile, precise environments. Unforeseen obstacles can derail the most well-planned and executed[…]Read More »
Mileage: ~54; Elevation: ~6,500′
Monday: 3.50M. Uphill recovery power-hike/run, followed by core endurance workout.
Tuesday AM: 3.5M hill repeats workout. 6×400 meter repeats.
Tuesday PM: 5M recovery run around the neighborhood, followed by upper body workout.
Wednesday PM: 10k easy run, followed by lower body workout.Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »