The Blonde Runs

Colorado lovin'

…week 12: Greenland Trail 50k Training


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Total Miles: 61.03 miles

Monday: 6.48 miles
Intended to run for an hour, but cut it short by about 6 minutes or so due to tummy issues. Honestly, I blame introducing chocolate back into my diet. Seriously! Oh, and some foot/calf pain.

Tuesday: 11 miles
Took Chase for a spin around the neighborhood. More tummy issues. Chocolate. I know, because I remember what I had during the day. Chocolate. Foot still hurts but foaming and rolling it a lot.

Wednesday: 11.2 miles
Held off on the chocolate because I knew I had 10x600m hill repeats. Faired pretty well, except was a little slower than normal. Wanted to be cautious with any pain. I was ready to throw in the towel if I felt any sharp pain in my calf. I didn’t. 2:50, 2:43, 2:47, 2:52, 2:45, 2:46, 2:44, 2:37, 2:37, 2:36

Thursday: off

Friday: 4.15 miles
A little shake-out run and pretty sluggish. Hoping to feel fine for my training run the next day.

Saturday: 24.2 miles
Golden Gate Headlands Trail Marathon. I needed a 26 mile trail training run, and there weren’t any in Colorado, so I found this race in March and decided to run it. Not race it. It went pretty well. See the race report here. And yes, that is correct: 24.2. The course was 2 miles short. But I decided to not make those 2 miles up after the race. 😉


Sunday: 4 miles
Not running, but walking around San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Presidio Park, and Sausalito. Probably way to sore for actual running, but the walking helped to stay loose. At least until I sat down at the airport that night! Yikes!

I didn’t cut back this week on miles just because of the marathon. Since it was a training run, I kept all of my workouts the same. This was to be my last big week before taper anyway. I guess for a 50k, you start to taper 4 weeks before, not 3. Things you learn…


2 thoughts on “…week 12: Greenland Trail 50k Training

  1. Phew! Those are some awesome miles!!

  2. Nice job- you are rocking it out!

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