Daily Archives: February 6, 2012

2012 Training Log – Week 4

February already.  Wow.

This week ended up being a steeper taper than I was planning on (dropped to 50% of normal volume), but that’s ok.  Got a lot of good cross training shoveling snow and sledding with the kiddos.

No idea what to expect from the 50k this week.  At least it looks like the weather and roads will be good.  Driving to Kansas this past weekend would have been out of the question with I-70 closed for a good chunk of Friday and Saturday.  I’m feeling more fit every week, but far from sharp.  I’ll give it a good effort and see how it goes.  Looking forward to it.

3.6 miles
26 TSS
Merrell Trail Glove

Calf was giving all kinds of bad signals, reminiscient of last spring when I suffered a minor tear and had to sit out for two weeks. Played it safe and cut the run short.

10 miles
118 TSS
Mizuno Ronin

2 wu, 6 tempo, 2 cd. Calf held up ok.

7.2 miles
63 TSS
New Balance MT110

Muddy run at the boneyard.  Took along my TRX system and did 6 rounds of my circuit for a new best.  Feeling stronger each time.

7.5 miles
88 TSS
Saucony Kinvara

Felt better than I thought I would. Got in a nice cruise before the blizzard hit.


Off.  Buried in a mountain of snow and work.

7 miles
77 TSS
Nike Free

Took my Virtual Reality Treadmill idea for a spin. Happy with how it turned out.  Really made the time go by fast for what would have normally been a boring jog on the mill.



Total: 35.5 miles / 5:51 / 375 TSS

Pic of the week.