After 3 weeks of increasing long runs and increasing total mileage, I decided to take a cut back by cutting my long run by a good chunk and taking down my overall mileage just a tad. With real training just around the corner, I knew it was a good time to take advantage of a down week.
5 mile run
Easy solo morning run to start the week. I used to always take Monday as a rest day but I have been enjoying running on Mondays the last few weeks.
5 miles @ 9:40 avg
8 mile run
Run with the work crew! We took our hillier route. Even my road runs were hilly this week!
8 miles @ 9:22 avg
6 mile trail run
Early morning trail run with my new trail buddy. There is nothing like watching the sun come up behind the mountain to start the day.
6.4 miles @ 11:21 avg, 900’ gain
9 mile run
The weather has been really weird here. Wednesday was grossly warm (my car said 108) which made Thursday morning much warmer than our lovely pleasant summer of late. It was a sweaty, hilly road run and ended up being my “long” run for the week. We went out for 10 but were back at the cars at 9.4 and called it a run.
9.4 miles @ 9:51 avg
8 mile trail run
After the warm morning on Thursday, I was happily greeted with a ton of fog in the hills… the weather weirdness continues. This was a great run, just zoning out enjoying the morning, the dirt and most definitely the fog.
8 miles @ 10:21, 892’ gain
6 mile run
Chris’s birthday! I slept in, we ran errands, had lunch, took naps, did chores, and ended up going out for a run pretty late. You know 7pm runs on a Saturday night on your birthday… totally the cool kid thing to do.
6.4 miles @ 9:28 avg
If you call spectating a triathlon all day rest, then sure, it was rest.
Total miles for the week: 43.2
Only 2 more weeks of base building to go before I break out the training plan for North Face 50! Cannot wait.