Weekly Training: 4/25/11 – 5/1/11


How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Honestly, I have no idea, but I do know that they can easily outrun me after a long trail run.  Another hundred mile week under my belt and I am beat. The continuous miles have deadened my legs and shortened my stride. So you can imagine my surprise when I entered the 34th annual Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race without a taper and feeling like poo and crushed my PR and nearly broke the course record! I’ve heard it said by many an elite runner that when you feel your worst before a race you are more likely to run your best.

Due to an achey ankle that I’ve twisted 4 or 5 times over the last few weeks I decided to put in more road mileage than usual this week. Hopefully I’ll be back out on the trails in full force next week.

Here’s to more mileage, flat legs, lots of naps and fast times at the gun!

  • Total Training Time – 14:20:32
  • Total Running Time – 14:06:32
  • Total Running Miles – 99
  • Total Elevation Gain – 7,559 ft

Monday April 25th – 01:38:51

  1. Road Run – 4.32 miles, 37:00
  2. Road Run – 8.7 miles, 1:10:51

Tuesday April 26th – 02:33:54

  1. Stairmaster – 9:00
  2. Trail Run – 6.99 miles, 1:23:18
  3. Road Run – 6.79 miles, 1:01:36

Wednesday April 27th – 02:28:25

  1. Trail Run – 8.44 miles, 1:36:58
  2. Road Run – 6.64 miles, 51:27

Thursday April 28th – 02:18:37

  1. Road Run – 11.82 miles, 1:35:27
  2. Road Run – 4.98 miles, 38:10
  3. Stairmaster – 5:00

Friday April 29th – 01:19:46

  1. Road Run – 5.41 miles, 40:30
  2. Road Run – 5.19 miles, 39:16

Saturday April 30th – 01:04:55

  1. Road Run – 5.91 miles, 47:25
  2. Road Run – 2.24 miles, 17:30

Sunday May 1st – 02:46:57

  1. Race Warmup – 1.22 miles, 12:22
  2. Bennington Road Race – 3.8 miles, 19:15
  3. Race Warmdown – 4.19 miles, 29:11
  4. Road Run – 2.05 miles, 14:35
  5. Trail Run – 10.52 miles, 1:31:34

Weekly, Monthly and Yearly training data can be found at http://runningraw.com/training.html

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