A few weeks back, AJW wrote a column over on iRunFar about the "switch flipper," which he described as that breakthrough workout that re-confirms the training you have been doing is working and that your body is ready to handle an increased load. For me, that workout was yesterday.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
This week was awesome. Like usual, Tuesday was a speed day with the added benefit of the mercury climbing over 90. Thursday was a single track/bridle combo that involved torrential downpours with flash flood warnings and two water crossing (one barely a trickle and the other a little tricky). Overall it was a 32 mile week. The mileage is slowly starting to inch upwards in advance of the Eastern Divide 50k next month. I certainly won't have the conditioning level to race it hard but it will be a great way to spend a day in the mountains power hiking the uphills. The week went like this:
Monday, May 12, 2014
This was a scheduled rest week that turned out a little lighter than originally planned. That is what happens when you have awesome newborn twins though. I generally plan a down week every 2-3 weeks, depending on how I am feeling. Although I take a lot of rest weeks, in comparison to others, it keeps me relatively injury free. The week went a little something like this:
Sunday, May 4, 2014
This was a good 30 mile week. My new plan involves 2 heart rate based workouts along with 2 other runs based on feel. Tuesday will be an anaerobic day and Sunday will be a fat burner to hopefully help me run more efficiently during races. It was a little odd running with the HR monitor this week, as I haven't worn it since my last race (in November). Overall the week went like this: