|Elevation Gain (ft)
Green Mountain Hill Repeats
Flying J Speed Work
- Largest weekly elevation gain!
- All trails.
- Was going to run again today but was feeling achey from back to back Buff Creek days.
It felt great to get back on the trails. It was a tough week but it was a lot of fun and I felt a sense of accomplishment at the end.
This week I was thinking about my training in the past. I remember training for big races, doing my 20 and 30 miles runs, and on those days that I would run just 5 miles, I would think about how easy they were in comparison. Like they were so basic. But since I moved out here, I don't ever find myself in that situation. Every run feels like a significant effort. I never think, oh, just 5 miles. It keeps things interesting, but it also makes it tough to get out the door sometimes.
Also, in the past, I never would have thought I'd be running a 10-20% grade for a sustained distance. But here I am, doing these crazy ass hill repeats every Tuesday. It's amazing what can change in 6 months.
And finally, I'm getting really excited for 3 Days of Syllamo. Less than 2 weeks! I'm so psyched to spend a long weekend with my friends doing my favorite thing.