Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 8/7- 8/13, 2017


Long Run

Oh man, this one was tough. I think this is the most vert I’ve done in a training run ever, and it was no joke. I ran along the E4 hiking trail that spans most of Cyprus, parking the car in a village along the route. I ran out for ~6.6mi, turned around, and used the car as a self-made aid station to refuel before going back out in the opposite direction for another 6.6mi before turning around once again and making my way back to the car. There were some incredible vistas and some even more incredible hills along this route, which might explain why it took me so long!

My kind of place – vineyards, mountains, and not a car in sight.
Power hiking up yet another ridiculous hill. I did my share of walking on this one!
One of the few flat sections and a preview of the mountains to come!
Cool old village that’s woven into the E4 path.
The Machairas Monastery. I’m telling you, these Monks know how to pick a mountain retreat.

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Weekly Jam

A great rock band to jam out to is Collective Soul. This song came on my playlist as I was driving out to the trail and I was immediately pumped up. The chords in this song are ridiculous and hard hitting. Great stuff.

 

Summary

Another record-breaking week for me as I broke the 60-mile threshold for my combined mileage. While I felt good and strong throughout the week, the long run took a lot out of me (which is exactly what it’s designed to do). For the next couple of weeks I plan to taper down my long runs a little bit before doing one or more big ones before the final race preparation begins.

Until next week!

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