Raspberry’s Training Log – 9.26.16

While I’m not quite sure what “fine-tuning” means, I completed my 2nd week of it, and am now in full taper mode. I *think* I’m starting to feel stronger and less tired. I ran a handful of hilly runs this week, and my legs didn’t feel like lead. Now that I’m moving into taper, I’m excited to eat well, sleep well, and think positive thoughts!

Monday – rest

Tuesday – 5 easy laps around the track

Wednesday – Hill repeats – not my best workout. Turned out my hill was too short, and I couldn’t fit in all the intervals. The plan was supposed to be 1, 3, 5, 7, 5, 3, 1 minute intervals with half-time recovery, but it turned into more li

It might be 90 degrees, but it looks like fall.
It might be 90 degrees, but it looks like fall.

ke 1, 3, 5, 5, 3, 3, 1. In the end, my total mileage was a few miles less than it was supposed to be. 7 miles total.

Thursday – Got my boyfriend to join me for a getaway to a different park to mix up the trails a bit and to get in more hills to make up for Wednesday’s lame workout. 8 miles total.

Friday – 7 miles hilly & steady.

Saturday – Last long run of the training cycle. I joined my friend for her 22-miler on the roads. Aside from some GI issues, felt like a fairly easy long run.

Sunday – First weekend rest day in ages. Sleeping in, breakfast in bed, and neglected chores around the house made for a great rest day.

Total: 49 miles Elevation: 3,278 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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  1. It’s tricky finding those perfect hills! I have a “continuous hills” run that coach throws at me every few weeks. 30 minutes of ups and downs but no flats. He suggested finding a couple of hills close together for variety, but I’ve found it easier to run one hill as a U… it’s steep and short on one side and longer/more gradual on the other, so I run up one side, down the other, then turn around at the bottom and come back up. Repeat, um, like 11 times. A neighbor felt so bad one hot morning that he brought me out a water bottle!