Weekly Training: 5/23/11 – 5/29/11

There is nothing quite like the brilliant neon green of a New England Spring to motivate one to explore the plentiful wooded trails in the area. Rather than dreading the relentless mileage that I’ve been putting in, I’ve been looking forward to it each and every day as an opportunity to discover my surroundings. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I tallied an epic 109.7 miles with a total elevation gain of over 13,000 feet! This is my biggest week of training EVER!

Rather than feeling sluggish and tired, I feel great. On Saturday, I had my best placement in a New England Mountain Series race, with a 2nd place finish to Jim Johnson at Wachusett Mountain. My body seems to be responding well to the mileage and no aches, pains or strains are in sight. With two weeks until the U.S.A. Half Marathon Trail Championships, I’m right on target and in the best shape of my life. It looks to be a phenomenal Summer 🙂

  • Total Training Time – 17:56:23
  • Total Running Time – 17:31:24
  • Total Running Miles – 109.7
  • Total Elevation Gain – 13,295 ft

Monday May 23rd – 02:41:53

  1. Sucker Pond – 13.2 miles, 2:15:26
  2. Road Run – 3.3 miles, 26:27

Tuesday May 24th – 02:12:59

  1. Road Run – 10 miles, 1:22:07
  2. Mile Around Woods – 5.2 miles, 50:52

Wednesday May 25th – 03:18:31

  1. Upright Rower – 25:06
  2. Bald Mountain – 10 miles, 2:02:22
  3. Mount Anthony – 5 miles, 51:03

Thursday May 26th – 02:31:50

  1. Road Run – 6.7 miles, 53:13
  2. Hopkins Forest Trails – 9.4 miles, 1:38:37

Friday May 27th – 01:47:22

  1. Trail Run – 7.21 miles, 1:16:36
  2. Trail Run – 3 miles, 30:46

Saturday May 28th – 03:04:20

  1. Warm Up – .6 miles, 7:38
  2. Wachusett Mountain Race – 2nd – 4.65 miles, 30:15
  3. Warm Down – 3.7 miles, 34:43
  4. Mid State Trail – 6.25 miles, 1:10:03
  5. Road Run – 5.38 miles, 41:51

Sunday May 29th – 02:19:13

  1. Road Run – 9.6 miles, 1:27:10
  2. Road Run – 6.6 miles, 52:03

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

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