This week's Hardrock picture (on my desktop background) served as a reminder of the many miles of uphill hiking I need to prepare for. I was expecting to identify more with the guy in yellow here, but had a great week.
- Mon: 13 miles (am: 6 mi, pm 7 mi)
Felt great in the am... wondering if I dreamed the whole MMT pacing thing. Afternoon run felt progressively crappy - may have been the big pastrami sandwich for lunch!
- Tues: 12 miles (am: 12 mi).
Retreat to forest roads for some easier footing after the rocks of MMT. 2 sets of pumpkin loops steady 18-19 mins.
- Wed: 4 miles (am: 4 mi)
Didn't feel like running much. All my energy is going into figuring out how to get my family to CO for the time between San Juan Solstice and Hardrock. My mental model is *Sabbatical*.
- Thur: 8 miles (am: 2 mi, pm: 6mi stairs)
Work! Feeling the time and energy crunch training has put on me lately. Trying to squeeze in a few miles anywhere.
- Fri: 24 miles (am: 12 mi, pm: 12 mi)
Feeling well rested! Snuck out early (4:20 am) for some easy miles, then 9 miles of stairs and 3 warmdown in the afternoon.
- Sat: 25 miles (am: 19 mi, pm 6 mi)
Felt a little tired toward the end of the am run, but coming back in the afternoon felt great.
- Sun: 14 miles (am: 7 mi, pm 7 mi)
Easily the best I have felt in months. The more I run the better I feel...?
Feeling much more comfortable with a couple weeks of training behind me. No tweaks and pains, or any real soreness except for a bad toenail situation from kicking a rock at MMT. Feeling ready to run each time out.
Try to hold onto the mileage through a busy work week. Continue to hit the stairs and start looking for some sustained downhill. Focus on stretching and core strengthening. Continue to blend in some faster paced runs.