Raspberry’s Training Log – 6.25.17

This week, I escaped town for a short backpacking trip, which meant I missed two big running events in my neck of the woods, the USATF Championships and Western States. I was bummed that I missed the excitement of spectating those events, but getting away was what my spirit needed. I’m out of backpacking shape and it was blazing hot, but I watched a bear swim across a lake and run through my campsite, so that pretty much made my summer.

On the running front, I’ve set a modest goal of steadily increasing my mileage 10% rule each week until I start to feel like myself again. This week I hit 27 miles, next week I’ll get to 30, etc. It’s a slow build up, but I have time and it’s the only thing I really want to commit to right now! That, and building in some good stretching and foam-rolling to loosen up my tight hips and hamstrings.

Monday – 4.4 miles easy (temps were in the 80s/90s this week, so all of these runs were slow/easy except track which was whatever I could push)

Tuesday – 1 hour strength, and 8 x 600 at the track, 6.3 miles total

Wednesday – 4.3 miles easy

Thursday – 6.8 miles trails

Friday – 5.1 miles easy

Saturday & Sunday – hiked approx 18 miles

Total: 27 miles

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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