Monday 3.2 road miles + weight lifting
Tuesday 3.54 road miles +weight lifting
Thursday 5.28 road & trail miles + weight lifting
Saturday 12.65 trail miles + weight lifting
Weekly total 24.67
Training total 24.67
Aaaaand I'm off to a good start!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
I often forget things. But when it comes to running you'd think I'd remember. But I forget. What do I forget? I forget how difficult the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is above This is the Place to City Creek. Every. Single. Time. I forget that there is a lot of climbing and that if my average pace is below a fifteen minute mile you can call me Speedy Gonzales. The other thing I forgot is that I should never ever ever train legs after Wednesday when I'm running long every weekend. Especially when planning a run like the Bonneville Shoreline Trail above This is the Place Heritage Park. Now if you can put two and two together, you are already guessing that I'm going to say yesterday's run was tough. Yep. It was. Luckily I had amazing company and enjoyed the trails despite my weary legs. It was an absolutely gorgeous day out and the temperature was perfect for running.
My super talented husband made this box that my friend Laurie bought. She came to run with Katherine and I and I was able to get it to her. Isn't it awesome?
Twinners! Katherine decided it was time to take her new Altras out for a spin!
And lucky me! I get the pleasure of testing out this new Nathan Vapor Shadow hydration vest for Trail and Ultra Running (Stay tuned to trailandultrarunning.com for the full review, coming at a later date!) It has all kinds of awesome features like an emergency whistle and trekking pole holders, but the biggest reason I am interested in this vest is it's capacity abilities. Because I carry all my own food I wanted a pack with more storage capacity and this one delivers! Plus, check out the colors! Does that scream my name, or what!? So far, I'm loving it!
This deer may have been eaten by Zorro. Later, we saw a man running with his two dogs. One of the dogs was happily carrying this leg in his mouth. The dog looked so proud!
What I look like when I'm not flexing. HA HA
Salt Lake City
13:16 average pace (I do believe that this is a PR for me on this trail! Take that hamstrings!)
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Somehow it's always the shorter distances that are hard for me. I'm not sure if it's mental, or what, but often the my single digit runs are the tough ones! Today was no exception. My legs felt tired and sluggish and the headwind was brutal. I still took plenty of time to enjoy the grey day and some sights along the way.
Crestwood park. Another super duper close mini-trail with a spectacular view of the mountains.
Lots of color brightened up this grey, windy run.
Not so shabby for a trail that's smack in the middle of town!
Then, as I was on my way home I kept hearing this sound like kids wailing. I couldn't figure out what it was until I looked over and saw these guys! They made me smile!
Home again, home again.
And now I'm completely beat up after killing leg day with Jeff tonight. He put me through the wringer on the leg press with a killer pyramid set!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
This morning it was fairly warm out, so I walked the kids to school in my running gear and then went for a quick jaunt around the neighborhood before heading to the gym for back, shoulders and biceps day. I haven't run for four days in a row in a while, so I was feeling a little beat up. I decided to do my other three miler and save my five mile run for Thursday when I can (hopefully) go hit up a trail on fresh legs!
Deadlifts + shrugs
Close grip cable rows
Lat pull downs
Close grip upright rows
Barbell biceps curls
Lat raise machine
Hanging leg raise
Let the fun and games begin! Yesterday marked the official first day of training for Logan Peak Trail Run on June 28th. I went to the gym in the morning to work chest, triceps and abs and then met up with Katherine and her kids in the park in the afternoon for a little bike and run fun. We did a lap with the kids and then took turns watching the kids play on the playground while the other ran and then did one more lap with the kids at the end. Lila is very fast and went off on her own, but Clarissa bikes at the perfect pace for me to run (slowly) along with her. It was a super mellow run, but fun to get the kids out with us!
10 min elliptical
Incline dumbbell press
Incline dumbbell flys
Narrow grip triceps dips
Glute machine (just because)
Cable triceps pull downs
Cable triceps rope pull downs
Hanging leg raises
A beautiful day at Flat Iron Mesa.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Welp. Here she is. Starting tomorrow I will be in training mode until my target race for the year, Antelope Island 100k on October 11th. The week of April 28th I will begin using (more or less) the training program from Relentless Forward Progress. I have switched some weeks up to suit my racing schedule and I actually left one run a week out, because I've found in the past that four runs per week on most weeks works well for me, and because I want plenty of time to continue my weight lifting. The strength is important for my big race in fall. As always, I will be open to changes as I go along. And I'm sure I'll be forced to make changes, because sometimes stuff happens. However, I'm feeling pretty good about the way things are laid out. Wish me luck!
p.s. I won't necessarily run my runs each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, this is just so I know what I'm supposed to run that week. However, long runs will be on the weekends.
When I can't make it to the mountains to run, I don't have to go far for a little trail with a beautiful view. I enjoyed another solo run today. I can feel spring in the air! I'm getting really excited plotting out my training plan and looking at all the fun races I get to run this year! It's going to the best year of running yet!
That little brown mountain in the distance is Antelope Island.
10:20 average pace