"Perhaps the genius of ultrarunning is its supreme lack of utility. It makes no sense in a world of space ships and supercomputers to run vast distances on foot. There is no money in it and no fame, frequently not even the approval of peers. But as poets, apostles and philosophers have insisted from the dawn of time, there is more to life than logic and common sense."
- David Blaikie

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Training Log: Week 5 for Hardrock

Desktop background of the week. Note to self: Stay on trail.
  • Mon: 15 miles (am: 9.5, pm: 5.5)
    Easy miles in the morning followed by stairs and weights in the afternoon.
  • Tues: 15 miles (am: 12, pm: 3)
    2 hrs of singletrack in the morning that felt effortless. Short run in the heat later in the day.
  • Wed: 8 miles (pm: 8)
    Hot mid-day singletrack.
  • Thurs: 14 miles (8.5 am, pm 5.5)
    Singletrack at good pace in the am followed by weights and stairs in the afternoon.
  • Fri: 8 miles (am: 8)
    a couple faster pace miles followed by moderate pace singletrack
  • Sat: 26 (am: 26)
    3:30 am start for 4.5 hrs total including a few stops for food/drink/conversation.
  • Sun: 9 (am: 4, pm: 5)
    Easy singletrack in the morning and a few more easy miles after dark. Multiple coyote encounters reported Sunday including one about 1hr before I started.
Total: 95 miles

Solid week. Stepping up the weights and keeping the mileage up. A little left knee soreness after Saturday's run, but nothing serious.
Next up... driving to CO today to start getting my mountain legs and lungs.

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