The Blonde Runs

Colorado lovin'

…week 8: Greenland Trail 50k Training


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! 😉

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.

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


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

  1. Plenty of snow in Denver 🙂
    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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