The Blonde Runs

Colorado lovin'

…week 8: Greenland Trail 50k Training

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I’m a smidge behind on my weekly reports. I’ll be catching everyone up this week with some boring updates. Yawn.

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Week 8 Total: 60.18 miles

Monday: 6.38 miles
In true Colorado spirit, today’s run was sunny and warm (shorts and t-shirt) after a weekend of snow. I have a feeling spring is around the corner, but the back and forth with cold and warm will stay for a bit. Erika joined me for this run and it was nice to catch up and start the week with a friend.

Tuesday: off

Wednesday: 9.8 miles
My last night of parent/teacher conferences was Tuesday and it kind of messed up my running schedule for the week. I rearranged as best I could to at least get all my runs in by the time Sunday rolled around. I hit “my” hill for 8x600m repeats. I was feeling sluggish, but my splits were consistent with previous weeks: 2:39, 2:36, 2:37, 2:39, 2:36, 2:37, 2:31, 2:39.

Thursday: 4.75 miles
Met Erika at her house, as she was expecting a delivery. We ran a familiar loop and were able to snap a few #oisellelookbook photos. You’ll see those in a different post! πŸ˜‰

Friday: 22 miles
I had planned to take Friday off work, and use it to complete my long run. We had another storm approaching Friday afternoon and I had some things around the house to do with the boy over the weekend (remember that demo we are doing?). I ran a rocky, hilly trail in Lyons, CO that consisted of 2 lollipops, each about 11 miles. The first I completed solo, but Erika met me for my 2nd lollipop. I got a little sloppy with my running around mile 17. I fell at one point and rolled my ankle at another point. I was tired and nauseous by the end, but I got it done just as the new “storm” was coming!

Saturday: 7.05 miles
Pretty tight from yesterday’s run! Took Chase around the town anyway. 24mph winds. Yuck. A supposed “storm” was predicted to have started dumping snow sometime overnight but there was nothing where I live (north of Fort Collins). I could have sworn I saw some flurries as I ran, but…

Sunday: 10.2 miles
Still no snow. I think the boy and I live in a bubble. Not he and I in particular, but our home, neighborhood, town, etc. It seems we never get the snow that people even 10 miles south of us do get. {crossed arms} {hmph}. Finished up the week with what should have been my mid-week “long” run. Had to adjust so much with Tuesday as my off day and Friday as my long run day. Oh well.

Reflection:
Sometimes, you just have to adjust your schedule in order to meet your needs personally and professionally. It’s flexibility that counts.

XO,

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2 thoughts on “…week 8: Greenland Trail 50k Training

  1. Plenty of snow in Denver πŸ™‚
    I was thinking of you yesterday- Joe and I went to Boulder and hiked Mt. Sanitas. We really want to check out Fort Collins soon too- heard awesome things.
    Keep up the awesome training!! I am about to start training for Leadville (commence freakout).

  2. nice mileage, gal!

    i agree. having flexibility is the way to go. otherwise you end up freaking out and having meltdowns over everything!

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