Raspberry’s Training Log – 2.19.17

Pristine brand new trails!

This week marked 10 weeks out from my 50k, and I hit my 50 mile goal and highest elevation since the fall. It took awhile, but I feel likeย I’ve settled into my training routine and I’m comfortably hitting my workouts. Unfortunately, I also feel like I’m losing speedย as the mileage and elevation increase. This next week is a recovery week, and it’s come at just the right time.

The highlight of the week was Sunday when I got to explore brand new trails that connect two local parks (which will make for some great long runs this summer). Soft single track, waterfalls, gorgeous views, and even a rope swing made for a great run.

Monday – Full rest day

Tuesday – 9 miles with 2 mile warm-up, 12×400, and cool down to 9 miles.

Wednesday – 1 hour Power Sculpt class and 5 miles steady on the treadmill.

Thursday – Hill repeats: 15 minute warm-up, 3 x 5:00 repeats with 3:00 recovery, and 3 x 2:00 repeats with 1:00 recovery, cool-down back to car. I picked a hill I’d been eyeing for repeats, but it turned out to be too technical and steep, so my mileage stayed low at 5.7 miles even though I should have hit between 7-11 miles. Total elevation was 1,470 ft, so there’s that.

Friday – 1 hour core class and 5 miles easy on treadmill.

Saturday – 15 mile long run. Felt like a slog.

Sunday – 10.3 miles so I could hit my 50 mile goal. Maybe it was because I was exploring new trails, but today felt much better than Saturday. I could have kept running if not for a time crunch.

Total: 50 miles, 2 core, 5,164 ft.

A teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area who loves trail running, backpacking and cycling. Having grown up in the Sierra Nevada foothills, I secretly aspire to run Western States 100 someday. Realizing it might not be as crazy as it sounds (maybe it is), I am currently training for my next ultra.

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