Daily Archives: December 18, 2011

2011 Training Log – Week 50

Hmmm.  137 miles left to hit 3,000 for the year.

Good week.  Getting into a good groove.  Not really training for anything at the moment, but I have been very consistent for the past few weeks.  Definitely one of the better Decembers I have had.  Time to start figuring out what’s next on the schedule.

Run – 8.2 miles
66 TSS
Merrell Trail Glove

Slogged through sugary/crusty snow for 5, then felt pretty zippy for the last 3 on the roads.

Run – 5.3 miles
61 TSS
Nike Free

Hopped on the treadmill for another go at my Powerline simulator. Still making some tweaks.

Run – 1 mile
16 TSS
Nike Free

Dumbbell workout on the treadmill, 15% incline.

Run – 7.1 miles
81 TSS
Saucony Kinvara

Easy cruise.

Run – 11.6 miles
106 TSS
Merrell Trail Gloves

Hill Reap Eats. Visualized nailing these, but reality said otherwise.

Hill was exactly .5 mile. I ran hard up and then turned right around and headed down for another. The legs were not up to speed, but I kept at it anyway. Pushing super hard on the first and second. After about dying when I topped out for the second time, I backed off just a little for the rest.

4:23 / 165avg
4:38 / 167avg
4:43 / 163avg
4:51 / 163avg
4:44 / 163avg
4:45 / 163avg

Traction was poor on glazed-over snow. It’ll be good to hit this again in another 2 weeks or so and see some improvement.

Run – 7 miles
79 TSS
Saucony Kinvara

Another easy cruise.

Run – 21.5 miles
225 TSS
New Balance MT101

Satisfied with this run commute home from work. Didn’t feel great, but not bad. Strong and steady. This run let me know the training I am doing is working, but I am not feeling so beat up that I can’t enjoy a nice long run like this.



Run – 5.3 miles
50 TSS
Nike Free

Treadmill. Another run on the Powerline simulator. Still making some final tweaks, but it’s close.

Total: 67.1 miles / 11:01 / 688 TSS

Pic of the week: