Training thread. Goals, updates, questions, etc.
Apr 24, 2017 at 11:17 am #3464647
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.Apr 24, 2017 at 5:25 pm #3464707
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 :)Apr 24, 2017 at 5:38 pm #3464714W I S N E R !BPL Member
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.Apr 24, 2017 at 6:19 pm #3464732
“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.
MikeApr 24, 2017 at 8:02 pm #3464748
^^^^ 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 !May 7, 2017 at 3:06 pm #3466641
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!!May 8, 2017 at 8:23 pm #3466951
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.May 8, 2017 at 9:14 pm #3466961
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 :)
MikeMay 14, 2017 at 10:28 am #3467867
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 :)May 14, 2017 at 11:53 am #3467887
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 profileJun 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm #3471143
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.Jun 2, 2017 at 8:49 pm #3471161
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 overJun 2, 2017 at 9:00 pm #3471168
” 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.Jun 2, 2017 at 9:12 pm #3471172
it was the Bob Marshall Open; it’s been the focus of my training for the last 4-5 monthsJun 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm #3471173
Ah, of course. Congrats and take care.Jul 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm #3478855
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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