Weekly Training Update: Jan. 15-21

Hey there!

Last week was a little crazy. I went running in shorts on day, got snowed in the next, and ran in a winter wonderland the following day. It was certainly a week of extremes. I started the week with a small cold that kept my running easy and chill. Due to my sickness and the weather, I ran a little less than I would have liked.

Instead of going through every single run, I’ll just write about the week overall. I managed to get on the trails a few times and got 3,196 feet of elevation gain. Most of that was two runs where I ran on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST), one of my favorites in town.

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I get some of the best views of the valley on the BST.

Unfortunately, I really wasn’t feeling good until around Friday. Most of my miles included lots of snot and I spent the whole week exhausted. I am, however, pretty happy that I got it done. I did get some extra rest on Saturday. It snowed most of the day and I didn’t really want to take on the storm. Instead, I went for my long run on Sunday in some beautiful conditions and also did a few rounds on a local cross country ski course. I’m definitely feeling pretty sore today.

Highlight of the week: My long run on Sunday following a rather epic snowstorm. I went 12 miles on some of the paved bike trails. The mountain trails looked pretty bad, so I figured I’d try and hit some of the hillier spots in town. It was absolutely beautiful and couldn’t have been a better time to be out.

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It was a rather beautiful day.

Total Mileage: 35.5

Total Vertical Gain: 3,196

I ran less than I had intended to, but overall, I had a good week. I’m also feeling a lot better, which will hopefully set me up for some much better training this week. I am hoping to run at least 40 miles and get at least 5,000 feet of gain. Should be doable.

How was your training? Did you get any snow? 

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5 Replies to “Weekly Training Update: Jan. 15-21”

  1. I’m glad you’re starting to feel better. Solid training despite feeling under the weather! Are you able to run trail during the week? Around here it gets dark around 5pm in the winter so it’s not really possible.

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    1. Generally, I just suck it up and use a headlamp. Often at night, I’ll be running with a few friends of mine. My work schedule is a little weird, so sometimes I am able to get out in the afternoon while it’s still light out.

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  2. Nice photos! We got snow where I live in central North Carolina, with some areas getting a foot of snow. This is a ton for our area and we basically have to wait until the sun melts it, although they do scrape the main roads. The sidewalks were a mess with icy spots and snow-covered areas remaining even 5 days after the snow started. Today’s high is supposed to be near 70, though! It’s crazy!

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