Week 2 of ultra training is officially in the books! It doesn’t really feel that much like ultra training yet since my miles are still so low, I am hoping to ramp up to 50+ miles per week as we get closer to race day. For now I will take the progress as it comes. My long runs are getting progressively longer and my short runs are getting faster so I can’t complain. I just need to remind myself to keep showing up and eventually we will get there.
Monday: Quick strength training session.
Tuesday: Took myself out in the dark for 5 miles with hill repeats. Lucky for me I live at the top of a hill so it’s not hard to find a good hill to run up and down. I am feeling stronger and stronger on hills and that makes me happy.
Wednesday: Rest Day, not really intended but couldn’t pry myself away from a warm bed and a snuggly baby. Emmy did enjoy getting out for our first snow of the season.
Thursday: Easy 3.5 miles with 5 x 20 sec strides. Although I would always rather be outside I jumped on the treadmill for this one. As the light goes away and the temps drop I will have to make better friends with the treadmill.
Friday: Quick strength training and hike with Cannon and Emerald. It’s so nice to get out on these sunny fall days, Cannon is getting better and better at hiking.
Saturday: We were forecasted to have our first snowstorm roll in early Sunday morning so I moved my long run up so I could enjoy snow free trails. 10 miles on my local route felt good, so much better (and over a minute per mile faster) than last time I ran that same workout!
Sunday: I was scheduled to run 5 easy with strides in the last mile so I bundled up and headed out into the snow.
I was so cold and a little worried about slipping in the ice and snow so I called it at 4.5 miles with no strides. I guess I wasn’t completely ready for winter running yet.
Do you love running in the snow?
Happy Running Everyone!