Keeping up a heavy load of training while traveling is always a challenge, especially when you are reliant on the schedule and transportation of others. The key is to break it up into smaller chunks and get it done as early as possible. Of course it’s a lot easier to do this when you have the stunning scenery of NW Washington and British Columbia as your backdrop. Wow!
My legs felt fine after the 15k Championships in Spokane, but my head cold persisted all week. I ramped my mileage up again this week and will keep it above 90 miles until mid June. My body has responded well to the training and there are no signs of potential injury at this time.
Saturday was a doozy as I had the New England 10k Trail Championships (technically a mountain race with 800+ feet of elevation gain) in the morning and the Bennington Monument Stair Climb only 2 hours later. I really couldn’t skip either race, so I decided to do them both. The 10k went brilliantly, as I set a new PR on the course and won the New England Masters Championship, but the Monument Climb was less than stellar as my legs had already been depleted. In the end, it was a very solid day and I’m pleased with the results.
- Total Training Time – 13:24:24
- Total Running Time – 13:24:24
- Total Running Miles – 93.6
- Total Elevation Gain – 7,509′
Monday May 16th – 01:30:15
Tuesday May 17th – 02:19:12
Wednesday May 18th – 02:00:12
Thursday May 19th – 01:46:36
Friday May 20th – 01:01:00
Saturday May 21st – 01:57:35
- New England Trail Running Championships – 6.2 miles, 37:57
- Warmdown – 1:02 miles, 10:43
- Bennington Monument Stair Climb 1 – 1:30
- Bennington Monument Stair Climb 2 – 1:34
- Trail Run – 6.06 miles, 1:05:51
Sunday May 22nd – 02:49:23
- Road Run – 3.35 miles, 26:38
- Trail Run – 1,000 Steps – 3.21 miles, 48:05
- Trail Run – Bolles Brook – 1.49 miles, 15:15
- Road Run – Albany, NY – 9.19 miles, 1:19:25
Weekly, Monthly and Yearly training totals can be found at http://runningraw.com/training.html