Unfortunately, no Weekly Training Log will be published this week. After over 36 hours of travel from Hawaii back to Cyprus, I couldn’t get it published in time. What’s more, as you can tell by my Strava activity, there wasn’t much to write about! I took it really easy over the last couple of weeks and ran a total of maybe 10 miles all week. I needed the recovery and there were just so many fun things to do other than just run.
Now that I’ve returned, I have a couple weeks before Christmas to get back into my training and gear up for the new year. As I mentioned before, I’m done racing for the year and so far have only one Ultra on the docket for 2018 (Akamas 50k in mid-February). I’ll begin ramping up my training for that very soon. And, because of my Appalachian Trail hike, I likely won’t get to do another long race for quite some time so I hope to make this one count. That’s all for now. Until next week!
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Brandon Chase is a writer, endurance athlete, and guide based in Maine. He is a former Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and spent nearly a decade overseas serving at embassies in Egypt, Cyprus, and Pakistan.
Along with a 98-day thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, he has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked the West Highland Way, fastpacked in the Himalayas, and trekked around New Zealand and South Africa. He also regularly competes in ultramarathons at the 50k, 50-mile, and 100-mile distances. He is a Lead Guide for Andrew Skurka Adventures and the New England Outdoor Center.