The Blonde Runs

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…week 11: Greenland Trail 50k Training

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Total Miles: 50.81

Monday: off
Snow, wind, and sore from 24 yesterday.

Tuesday: 9.1 miles
Ran a tempo run over some gradual hills, pushing hard, and then practicing finding my pace again at the top. 7:41 pace wasn’t bad.

Wednesday: off

Thursday: 7.07 miles
Easy run with Chase.

Friday: 11.5 miles
Changed my mid-week “longer” run to today on purpose so I could do a quasi back-to-back run coupled with Saturday’s trail run. This ended up being more of a pace run at a 7:49 pace, but I hoped I would feel fatigued the next day!

Saturday: 16 miles
Felt great and it was my fastest trail run yet. Yes, my legs were a bit tired from the previous days 11.5 at 7:49 pace, but my lungs and breathing were strong.

Sunday: 7.14 miles
Definitely felt the weekends back-to-back runs today! Legs felt pretty sluggish, but this is exactly what I wanted.

Reflection:
Looking forward to warmer weather! A little disappointed with lower mileage, but also wanting to listen to my body for off-days. I think I will benefit from taking a random day off, rather than pushing through when I know better.

XO,

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4 thoughts on “…week 11: Greenland Trail 50k Training

  1. “Lower mileage”? Holy Toledo, girlfriend. You’re training to run 50k (30 miles) right? You’re doing LOTS of miles! Keep listening to you body and you’ll do great.

  2. Looks like you are doing awesome! I am super impressed 🙂 Did you get snow this morning…I think it’s heading my way now!

  3. whoa speedy!

    YOU ARE SERIOUSLY GOING TO CRUSH GREENLAND!

    also, listening to your body pays off. you will benefit later!

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