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    Kattt
    BPL Member

    @kattt

    Nothing too special for me last week. I only ran three weekdays but had a nice 6+ mile run on Saturday. Most weeknights Chris and I ;) have been working out together for half an hour to an hour: some stretching, some sit ups and chin ups…not very structured.

    It’s been six months now since I started running and I have had a few issues that held me back a week here and there but it’s starting to feel like trail running is here to stay for me. Now and then I hope to have longer runs and adventures but  the regular/routine  two miles are already making a difference.

    #3464707
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    good deal Kat!

    I had a pretty good week- strength training Mon/Fri; trail running Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sat- logged 25 miles; Sunday did a 15-ish mile snowshoe trip in the Elkhorns w/ a 20-ish pound pack- great trip, great training :)

     

    #3464714
    W I S N E R !
    BPL Member

    @xnomanx

    The contrast is crazy Mike; I did a 15 mile trail run on Saturday and was concerned about heat and not having enough water…it was over 90 degrees and I got my legs sunburned.  Your consistency looks pretty good!  My week topped out at a bit under 30 miles of running, 15 MTB miles, and 4 kettlebell/strength workouts.

    I think the regularity becomes the bread and butter of it all Kat.  Once that habit and foundation are laid all sorts of things- like more mileage or harder trips- can open up when the time is right.

    #3464732
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    “I think the regularity becomes the bread and butter of it all Kat.  Once that habit and foundation are laid all sorts of things- like more mileage or harder trips- can open up when the time is right.”

    Craig- I agree.  My weekly mileage doesn’t vary a lot throughout the year and while not high mileage by any means- it is very consistent.  When I do decide to push the envelope a little, it usually goes pretty well.

    Mike

    #3464748
    Kattt
    BPL Member

    @kattt

    ^^^^ that makes sense and I see it to scale with me too. I am glad that a couple of set backs ( twice I had 0 weeks) did not deter me from getting back into it. Maybe this Saturday I will go for the 9 mile !

    #3466641
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    haven’t been slacking- promise :)

    last week of April- strength training Mon/Fri- the other days logged 43 miles on the trails with two back to back 12 miler’s on the weekend

    this week strength training Fri, 23 miles on the trails and yesterday a 15-ish mile snowshoe in the Elkhorns bagging two peaks, most of the snow was good, but had about 2 miles of every step sinking up to my knees or worse- this will take the starch out of you!!

     

    #3466951
    Kattt
    BPL Member

    @kattt

    Your mileage is inspiring Mike!

    I had two regular weeks. Last week I ran five days, worked pretty hard both at work and at home on the weekend. Chris and I exchange notes about my run and his workout in the morning, which is good motivation, and we still have our little stretching/ core routine at night. I have not had a bigger run in a few weeks, just the way it goes but I am ready for when I have the chance. I still make smoothies every morning and have been eating more protein (eggs)  too but on and off I still struggle with sugar.

    As far as the running….nothing hurts that shouldn’t. No joint pain, no side aches. I feel pretty lucky about that. I also like that I don’t have to go anywhere to keep up what I am doing. That is probably why I have not done my bigger run in a while….I have to drive a tiny bit I guess and once I get home I have no desire to leave. Since I am doing my presentation at Costanoa this and next Saturday as well I can run some beautiful coastal trails right there if I go a little early.

     

    #3466961
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    Kat- sounds like you’ve been consistent, I think that is the key.  Consistent running/hiking/biking is what builds a base and it’s the base that allows to do things we enjoy- you’re right on track :)

    Mike

    #3467867
    Kattt
    BPL Member

    @kattt

    This was a great week for me. I ran 2 miles each day Monday through Friday. Yesterday I ran 5 beautiful miles against the wind on the bluffs and beach then got to take a shower/ hot tub/ shower at the resort before giving my presentation to a full (and excited) house. I even sold several pictures and the woman who is going to publish a small book of some of my nighttime cat shots was there.( combining two thread here..)

    No running for me today :)

    #3467887
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    good deal :)

    I had a pretty good week- only one strength training session w/ bodyweight stuff, ran 5-ish on the trails Mon-Wed, took Thurs/Fri off and had a 20 mile trail race yesterday- it’s a tough course with lots of ups/down; I’m not fast but did shave 13 minutes off of my time last year; sore today- will get a 5-ish mile recovery hike in today with my wife

    course profile

     

    #3471143
    Kattt
    BPL Member

    @kattt

    Last week I did not run at all as I was dealing once again with a health issue. This week I ran 3 days: a bit slow and heavy feeling but stil…

    Since last November I have had four times during which I could not run for a week to ten days. I got back on the trail every time. Sometimes it gets me down because I am doing well, running stronger and then I have to stop and it seems like starting all over again  but at least I do just that. Maybe it will just be like this but if I just keep doing it, it’ll still be a good thing.

    Oh, I am buzzing around on my bike at work whenever I can and that means a lot of uphill.

    #3471161
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    Kat- it’s always a work in progress :)

    I got in a tough 115 miles last weekend and am currently recovering- thankfully nothing more than tender feet and sore muscles; last year I had some tendon/ligament issues that took several weeks to get over

     

     

    #3471168
    Kattt
    BPL Member

    @kattt

    ” a tough 115 miles last weekend”

    oh boy. They were not easy 115 miles in one weekend ? You are starting to disappoint Mike, is all I have to say.

    #3471172
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    :)

    it was the Bob Marshall Open; it’s been the focus of my training for the last 4-5 months

    #3471173
    Kattt
    BPL Member

    @kattt

    Ah, of course. Congrats and take care.

    #3478855
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    let’s see the last six weeks I’ve been lounging on the couch :)

    jk- I’ve been averaging 30-40 miles/week and still strength training once or twice a week. I hit the 1000 mile mark July 1 for this year- combined running/hiking/snowshoeing miles

    had a nice 20-ish mile hike/run last weekend bagging two peaks and hitting four lakes- even managed to catch a few cutthroats

     

     

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