Week 1: Dec. 31 – Jan. 6

Monday:

  • Day 1
  • Bronson + Trails
  • 3:24pm
  • ALP3
  • 5mi, 40:20 (8:03)
  • 906′
  • Felt solid and rested
  • 4x30sec strides
  • SAM 1

Tuesday:

  • Reverse Roscoe Loop
  • Roscoe Loop
  • 9:27am
  • ALP3
  • 5mi, 35:40 (7:07)
  • 518′
  • Hills everywhere, 40F
  • CORE 1
  • XT – Nordic: 3.5mi, 37:13

Wednesday (L – DOOMSLAYER):

  • Blood Hill + Carlott
  • Blood Hill + Carlott
  • 10:24am
  • ALP3
  • 13mi, 1:29:33 (6:53)
  • 1,816′
  • Slight bonk, hills!, cold!
  • SAM 2

Thursday:

  • Hulls Falls Rd.
  • Hulls Falls Rd.
  • 6:10pm
  • AOV3
  • 6mi, 42:48 (7:07)
  • 423′
  • Slick roads, snowy, headlamp
  • CORE 2
  • XT – Indoor Bike: 43:15

Friday (V – DYSTOPIA):

  • Lake Placid Treadmill Session
  • Lake Placid Treadmill
  • 5:23pm
  • AO2.5
  • WU: 0.5mi, 3:45 (7:30)
  • V: 5.3mi, 31:20 (5:55)
  • CD: 0.5mi, 3:45 (7:30)
  • Total: 6.3mi
  • Smooth breathing but a rust-buster
  • SAM 3

Saturday:

  • Around Town and Back Up
  • Town Loop
  • 5:12pm
  • ALP3
  • 6mi, 42:11 (7:01)
  • 430′
  • Smooth and crisp air
  • CORE 3
  • XT – Nordic: 2.1mi, 24:49

Sunday (M – Medium Long Run):

  • Styles Brook Seclusion
  • Styles Brook Rd.
  • 5:32pm
  • AS3
  • 9mi, 1:04:39 (7:11)
  • 1,371′
  • Dark and blustery
  • 4x30sec strides

 

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 51.3mi
  • Run Time = 6h2m
  • Run Vertical = 5,554′
  • XT Time = 1h45m

Notes:

  • Happy 2019. Solid first week. Feeling pretty fit already! Excited for what’s to come. Onwards.

Week 52: Dec. 24-30

Monday:

  • OFF

Tuesday:

  • Big Slide Fail
  • Brothers towards Big Slide
  • ALP3
  • 10:43am
  • rolled ankle + awful ice!
  • 8.6mi, 2:19:27 (16:12)
  • 3,448′

Wednesday:

  • Fox Run + Blood Down
  • Fox Run + Blood Reverse
  • ALP3
  • 2:53pm
  • good run
  • 8mi, 58:47 (7:20)
  • 1,086′

Thursday:

  • River Road!
  • River Rd.
  • ALP3
  • 5:03pm
  • ski jumps lit!
  • 8.1mi, 56:52 (7:01)
  • 392′

Friday:

  • OFF

Saturday:

  • OFF

Sunday:

  • OFF

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 24.7mi
  • Run Time = 4h15m
  • Run Vert. = 4,925′
  • XT Time = 0h0m

Notes:

  • 2018 is done. Just getting started in this sport. Cheers to what’s in store for 2019. Coming for everyone. Not afraid of anyone. Onwards.

Week 51: Dec. 17-23

Monday:

  • Buster Baxter
  • Baxter Mtn.
  • ALP3
  • 3:30pm
  • woof!, ball-buster!
  • 2.5mi, 24:53 (9:44)
  • 948′

Tuesday:

  • Baxter Sunset! Shit!
  • Baxter Mtn. Ln. + summit
  • ALP3
  • 3:37pm
  • so many good vibes!
  • 5.4mi, 55:58 (10:17)
  • 1,850′

Wednesday:

  • Up to the Blueberry Cobbles and Back
  • Blueberry Cobbles
  • ALP3
  • 3:38pm
  • sunset was otherworldly
  • 3.2mi, 40:42 (12:24)
  • 1,317′

Thursday:

  • OFF

Friday:

  • Blueberry Cobbles at Night!
  • Blueberry Cobbles
  • ALP3
  • 4:02pm
  • dark/headlamp, warm/foggy
  • 3.7mi, 58:31 (15:35)
  • 1,430′

Saturday:

  • Stagecoach / Beede
  • Beede Dirt
  • ALP3
  • 5:18pm
  • still sick but fun!
  • 7.2mi, 59:57 (8:19)
  • 1,670′

Sunday:

  • OFF

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 22.2mi
  • Run Time = 4h
  • Run Vert. = 7,215′
  • XT Time = 0h0m

Notes:

  • Old Mountain Coffee Company opened this week, so it was naturally stress-filled. I also did not sleep very well and caught a sickness that lasted for 5 days. Happy to be into the swing of things now at the end of the week but this was a week to remember and a week to forget. Good vibes though, always…and always blessed! One more week of “down time” to explore with no structure. Then, it’s go time. Onwards.

Week 50: Dec. 10-16

Monday:

  • Nice Run up Blood Hill from the House
  • Blood Hill
  • ALP3
  • 2:51pm
  • ran some w/Hannah
  • 6.2mi, 45:30 (7:20)
  • 745′

Tuesday:

  • Blueberry Trailz
  • Blueberry Hill
  • ALP3
  • 2:37pm
  • slow and easy
  • 5.4mi, 48:58 (8:58)
  • 988′

Wednesday:

  • Geographic Convenience
  • Blueberry Hill
  • ALP3
  • 2:49pm
  • snowmobile packed down some of the trails
  • 5.9mi, 52:27 (8:51)
  • 1,033′

Thursday:

  • Blah
  • Bronson Dirt
  • ALP3
  • 5:02pm
  • sluggish
  • 4.7mi, 43:01 (9:01)
  • 794′

Friday:

  • Hurricane Lane Up n Down!!!
  • Hurricane Mtn. Ln.
  • ALP3
  • 1:04pm
  • improving strength
  • 8.8mi, 1:02:47 (7:05)
  • 1,365′

Saturday:

  • Playing in the Backyard
  • Blueberry Hill
  • ALP3
  • 1:33pm
  • 40F and sunny!
  • 7.4mi, 1:08:01 (9:11)
  • 1,362′

Sunday:

  • Blood Hill Easy
  • Blood Hill
  • ALP3
  • 3:30pm
  • gorgeous weather
  • 5.8mi, 40:51 (7:02)
  • 814′

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 44.4mi
  • Run Time = 6h1m
  • Run Vert. = 7,100′
  • XT Time = 0h0m

Notes:

  • Good week. Nothing much to say. Two more weeks of exploring and easy base work before my Chuckanut buildup. Onwards.

Week 49: Dec. 3-9

Monday:

  • Backyard Bliss
  • Blueberry Hill
  • ALP3
  • Noon
  • having fun!
  • 8.3mi, 1:29:36 (10:43)
  • 1,762′

Tuesday:

  • Golf Course up to Lean-To
  • Golf Course up to Lean-To
  • ALP3
  • 12:59pm
  • frozen/sunny
  • 6.7mi, 1:02:34 (9:17)
  • 1,240′

Wednesday:

  • Mountains!
  • Pok-O, Baxter, + more
  • ALP3
  • 10:26am
  • tons of exploring!
  • 8.8mi, 1:44:55
  • 3,116′

Thursday:

  • Hurricane + O’Toole!
  • Hurricane/O’Toole
  • ALP3
  • 11:17am
  • exploring up O’Toole
  • 6.8mi, 59:00 (8:40)
  • 1,463′
  • To the Garden and Back!
  • Johns Brook Ln.
  • ALP3
  • 12:27pm
  • slow grind up + fast down
  • 3.2mi, 25:04 (7:43)
  • 574′

Friday:

  • Marcy Field and Blueberry Mtn.
  • Marcy Field + Blueberry Mtn.
  • ALP3
  • 11:19am
  • surreal day!, sunny!, fresh snow
  • 5.9mi, 1:22:14 (13:52)
  • 2,690′

Saturday:

  • Exploring Cobble Hill
  • Cobble Hill
  • ALP3
  • 11:55am
  • cold and sunny!
  • 5.3mi, 55:16 (10:19)
  • 1,527′
  • Henry’s Woods
  • Henry’s Woods
  • ALP3
  • 1:33pm
  • busy trails
  • 2.4mi, 22:23 (9:18)
  • 635′

Sunday:

  • Hurricane Round-Trip
  • Hurricane Mtn.
  • ALP3
  • 11:14am
  • such a solid workout!
  • 6.2mi, 1:09:58 (11:11)
  • 2,398′

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 54
  • Run Time = 9h31m
  • Run Vert. = 15,404′
  • XT Time = 0h0m

Notes:

  • Put in a lot of vertical this week by exploring the hotspots. I had a lot of fun out there taking my time and getting comfortable with the terrain. Legs and lungs are getting stronger. Three more weeks of base building and exploring with no specific purpose. Onwards.