Week 26: Jun. 24-30

Monday (RAGE):

  • Bald Peak Round-Trip
  • Bald Peak
  • 5:26pm
  • AK1.5
  • WU: 0.5mi, 4:11 (8:10)
  • H: 7.2, 1:28:01 (12:19)
  • CD: 0.5mi, 4:25 (8:38)
  • Total: 8.2mi
  • 3,283′
  • Hiked ascent, strong downhill!

Tuesday:

  • Burlington Bike Path
  • Burlington, VT
  • 2:51pm
  • AOV3
  • 8mi, 55:05 (6:53)
  • 80′
  • Hot and humid, flat

Wednesday (L):

  • GREAT RANGE TRAVERSE
  • Great Range Traverse
  • 5:52am
  • AK1.5
  • 23.3mi, 6:29:31 (16:45)
  • 12,240′
  • Unreal, The Man-Maker!, 7.5h moving / 8h elapsed

Thursday:

  • Extended Roscoe Loop
  • Roscoe Extended
  • 4:48pm
  • AOV3
  • 5.7mi, 46:08 (8:06)
  • 846′
  • Humid, sunny, legs feel fine

Friday:

  • Jay Mtn. in Humidity
  • Jay Mtn.
  • 3:01pm
  • AS3.5
  • 7.6mi, 1:31:12 (12:03)
  • 2,881′
  • Humid and sunny!

Saturday:

  • VK and Rolled Ankle. Walk Down.
  • Whiteface Slopes
  • 1:19pm
  • AK1.5
  • 6.9mi, 2:02:20 (17:38)
  • 3,438′
  • Ankle roll was awful, walked the whole descent

Sunday:

  • Hurricane Lane from Doorstep
  • Hurricane Ln.
  • 3:56pm
  • AOV3
  • 8.9mi, 1:10:16 (7:54)
  • 1,753′
  • Breezy, tender ankle/foot, PR climb, easy descent

 

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 68.5mi
  • Run Time = 14h31m
  • Run Vertical = 24,685′
  • XT Time = 0h0m

Notes:

  • A week of getting high. Need to focus on little things. I need speed AND brutality uphill! Onwards.

Week 25: Jun. 17-23

Monday:

  • Henry’s + Roads b4 Smoke Signals
  • Henry’s Woods + Town
  • 2:54pm
  • AS3.5
  • 6mi, 48:02 (7:59)
  • 837′
  • Hot and sunny!
  • 4x30sec strides

Tuesday:

  • Whiteface Landing
  • Whiteface Landing
  • 10:07am
  • AS3.5
  • 6.4mi, 50:59 (7:57)
  • 674′
  • Easy and quiet

Wednesday (L):

  • SAWTEETH – PYRAMID – GOTHICS – ARMSTRONG – UPPER WOLFJAW
  • High Peaks
  • 7:56am
  • AS3.5
  • 15.1mi, 3:21:53 (13:24)
  • 5,722′
  • Gnarly and tough!

Thursday:

  • Pouring Rain. Abundant Energy.
  • Blueberry Trails
  • 3:09pm
  • ALP3
  • 6mi, 50:32 (8:24)
  • 1,007′
  • Pouring, puddles, felt great
  • CORE 2

Friday (V – DYSTOPIA):

  • Willsboro Track Session
  • Willsboro Track
  • 4:04pm
  • AV
  • WU: 0.5mi, 3:39 (7:29)
  • V: 5.3mi, 31:30 (5:55)
  • CD: 0.5mi, 3:57 (8:05)
  • Total: 6.3mi
  • Avg HR = 161, smooth and under control, dirt track

Saturday:

  • Vertical K
  • Whiteface Slopes
  • 1:24pm
  • AK1.5
  • 7mi, 1:23:20 (11:54)
  • 3,445′
  • Course practice, bushwhacked some!

Sunday:

  • Dirty Silence
  • Blueberry Trails
  • 4:15pm
  • ALP3
  • 10.3mi, 1:31:46 (8:53)
  • 2,441′
  • Hot and sunny, good run, hard fall

 

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 57.6mi
  • Run Time = 9h29m
  • Run Vertical = 14,242′
  • XT Time = 0h0m

Notes:

  • A week of uphilling. Strong legs. Need to focus on the little things next week. Onwards.

Week 24: Jun. 10-16

Monday:

  • Back to Work
  • Steele Woods Rd.
  • 4:53pm
  • AOV3
  • 5mi, 42:17 (8:27)
  • 486′
  • Move the legs
  • SAM 1

Tuesday:

  • Champlain Area Trails
  • CAT Trails
  • 1:36pm
  • AS3
  • 5mi, 47:23 (9:28)
  • 919′
  • Sunny, easy movement

Wednesday:

  • VIC Trails + Cobble Hill w/Han
  • Paul Smith’s VIC Trails + Cobble Hill
  • 12:18pm + 7:56pm
  • AS3
  • Total: 7.1mi, 1:15:xx
  • 1,044′
  • Sunny, easy, Cobble at sunset!

Thursday:

  • Blueberry Cobbles Round-Trip
  • Blueberry Cobbles
  • 4:03pm
  • AS3
  • 4.2mi, 52:37 (12:24)
  • 1,663′
  • Back in the mountains!

Friday:

  • Cascade!
  • Cascade Mtn.
  • 3:44pm
  • AS3.5
  • 4.9mi, 53:46 (10:59)
  • 1,980′
  • Tried to break CR, tough climb

Saturday:

  • Haystack
  • Haystack Mtn.
  • 1:45pm
  • AS3.5
  • 6.5mi, 1:11:26 (10:57)
  • 1,999′
  • In-between work shifts

Sunday:

  • Scarface!!!
  • Scarface Mtn.
  • 3:07pm
  • AS3.5
  • 7.1mi, 1:10:06 (9:51)
  • 1,913′
  • Feeling fit!

 

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 39.8mi
  • Run Time = 6h52m
  • Run Vertical = 10,000′
  • XT Time = 0h0m

Notes:

  • I recovered pretty quickly from the marathon and found myself yearning for the mountains again. I’m already feeling fit and especially on techy descents! Onwards.

Week 23: Jun. 3-9

Monday:

  • Trot b4 Heading to Harvard
  • Roscoe Rd.
  • 1:08pm
  • AOV3
  • 4mi, 31:30 (7:53)
  • 434′
  • Sore trot b4 Kevin Morby
  • 4x30sec strides

Tuesday (T – RETRIBUTION):

  • Tempo on Harvard Track
  • Harvard University
  • 11:42am
  • AER
  • WU: 0.5mi 4:13 (8:23)
  • T: 3.1mi, 17:04 (5:28)
  • CD: 0.5mi, 3:56 (7:47)
  • Total: 4.1mi
  • Smooth and bouncy!

Wednesday:

  • Mirror Lake Run
  • Mirror Lake
  • 1:17pm
  • AOV3
  • 4.1mi, 29:34 (7:09)
  • 243′
  • Crisp and easy
  • SAM 2
  • SAM 1

Thursday:

  • Easy Run at Home on the Trails
  • Blueberry Trails
  • 4:42pm
  • ALP3
  • 4mi, 34:47 (8:36)
  • 725′
  • Warm and steady
  • CORE 2
  • CORE 1

Friday:

  • Bronson Up/Down
  • Bronson Way
  • 4:41pm
  • AS3
  • 3.9mi, 28:37 (7:19)
  • 653′
  • Warm and sunny, smooth up
  • SAM 3

Saturday:

  • Pre-Race Clarity
  • L.P. Track + Town
  • 2:44pm
  • AOV3
  • 4.1mi, 29:02 (7:04)
  • 236′
  • Warm, concentration
  • 4x30sec strides
  • CORE 3

Sunday (R – LAKE PLACID MARATHON)

  • Lake Placid Marathon
  • Lake Placid Marathon
  • 8:00am
  • AER
  • 26.4mi, 2:58:52 (6:47)
  • 1,539′
  • Awful, grinded just to finish, 1:17/1:41

 

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 51.7mi
  • Run Time = 6h6m
  • Run Vertical = 4,121′
  • XT Time = 0h0m

Notes:

  • Terrible race. Onwards to the mountains.

Week 22: May 27 – Jun. 2

Monday (T – YOGI BOREALIS):

  • Easy Tempo Part 1 + 2
  • L.P. Treadmill
  • 5:55pm
  • AO2.5
  • WU: 0.5mi, 3:45 (7:30)
  • T1: 3mi, 17:07 (5:42)
  • rec.: 0.6mi, 5:00 (8:00)
  • T2: 1.9mi, 10:19 (5:26)
  • Total: 6mi
  • Felt tired, need more sleep, went home

Tuesday:

  • Let it Rain
  • Blueberry Trails
  • 11:32am
  • AO2.5
  • 7mi, 1:02:54 (8:59)
  • 1,348′
  • Low energy then finished strong, 10h sleep!
  • 4x30sec strides
  • CORE 4
  • SAM 1
  • XT – Indoor Bike: 30:01, 123 HR

Wednesday (L – DELUSION):

  • Jay Mtn. Rd. via Blood Hill
  • Jay Mtn. Rd.
  • 11:27am
  • AS3.5
  • 21.1mi, 2:44:24 (7:47)
  • 3,238′
  • Flow!, easy then strong!

Thursday:

  • Recovery Trot at Blueberry
  • Blueberry Trails
  • 3:52pm
  • AS3
  • 7mi, 1:03:27 (9:04)
  • 1,086′
  • Very slow, humid
  • CORE 5
  • SAM 2
  • XT – Indoor Bike: 30:01, 122 HR

Friday:

  • Pre-Race Dirt Session
  • Ray Woods + Steele Woods
  • 4:13pm
  • ALP3
  • 8mi, 1:01:28 (7:41)
  • 761′
  • Dirt cushion, pre-race
  • SAM 3

Saturday (R – GREAT ADK TRAIL RUN):

  • Great ADK Trail Run
  • GATR!
  • 9:48am
  • AS3.5
  • 10.9mi, 1:44:53 (9:36)
  • 3,383′
  • BOOM!, 2nd place by 31sec, 4:57 downhill mile

Sunday:

  • Flat. Dirt.
  • Steele Woods
  • 5:05pm
  • AOV3
  • 8mi, 1:00:28 (7:34)
  • 761′
  • Loosened the legs
  • 4x30sec strides
  • CORE 6
  • XT – Indoor Bike: 30:03, 119 HR

 

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 69mi
  • Run Time = 9h22m
  • Run Vertical = 10,751′
  • XT Time = 1h30m

Notes:

  • Healthy and fit. Great showing at the GATR. Now, time for a road race. Onwards.

 

Week 21: May 20-26

Monday (H – ANGER):

  • OHLO – Patience n Rhythm
  • Owl’s Head Lookout
  • 6:01pm
  • AS3.5
  • WU: 0.5mi, 5:06 (10:05)
  • H: 4.9mi, 50:28 (10:17)
  • CD: 0.5mi, 3:53 (7:42)
  • Total: 5.9mi
  • 1,312′
  • So smooth, patient climb
  • SAM 1

Tuesday:

  • Shuffle Along the Boquet
  • Boquet River
  • 11:36am
  • AOV3
  • 7mi, 50:15 (7:11)
  • 617′
  • Easy shuffle on flat ground
  • 4x30sec strides
  • CORE 1
  • XT – Indoor Bike: 30:01, 124 HR

Wednesday (L – CLOSURE):

  • Camel’s Hump – Waterbury, VT
  • Camel’s Hump – VT
  • 10:22am
  • AS3
  • 15.3mi, 3:20:53 (13:09)
  • 5,518′
  • Gnarly route, hot, snow up high
  • SAM 2

Thursday:

  • Jay Mtn.
  • Jay Mtn.
  • 4:09pm
  • AS3
  • 7mi, 1:27:39 (12:31)
  • 2,628′
  • Such an amazing route!, rainy
  • CORE 2
  • XT – Indoor Bike: 30:11, 125 HR

Friday (T – BROKEN PROMISES):

  • Cruise Intervals in L.P.
  • L.P. Treadmill
  • 3:51pm
  • AER
  • WU: 1mi, 7:30 (7:30)
  • T: 5.3mi, 30:00 (5:40)
  • CD: 1mi, 7:30 (7:30)
  • Total: 7.3mi
  • Sweaty and rusty!
  • SAM 3

Saturday:

  • Break from Work
  • Blueberry Trails
  • 2:02pm
  • AS3
  • 7mi, 59:07 (8:27)
  • 1,115′
  • Easy recovery, break from work
  • CORE 3

Sunday (M – MEDIUM LONG RUN):

  • Good End to Week
  • Blueberry Trails
  • 5:53pm
  • ALP3
  • 11mi, 1:34:46 (8:37)
  • 1,895′
  • Solid work!
  • 4x30sec strides
  • XT – Indoor Bike: 30:02, 125 HR

 

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 61.5mi
  • Run Time = 10h5m
  • Run Vertical = 13,320′
  • XT Time = 1h30m

Notes:

  • What a good week. Feeling strong and worked. Climbing ain’t easy! Onwards to more training.

Week 20: May 13-19

Monday (H – RAGE):

  • DOUBLE BAXTER in Rain
  • Baxter Mtn.
  • 5:07pm
  • AS3
  • WU: 0.5mi, 3:43 (7:22)
  • H: 5.1mi, 51:01 (10:03)
  • CD: 0.5mi, 3:52 (7:42)
  • Total: 6.1mi
  • 1,775′
  • Hard but consisent
  • SAM 1

Tuesday:

  • Whitney Recovery
  • Mt. Whitney Way
  • 3:36pm
  • AOV3
  • 6mi, 41:18 (6:53)
  • 502′
  • Dirt road running
  • 4x30sec strides
  • CORE 4
  • XT – Indoor Bike: 30:01, 126 HR

Wednesday (L – BROTHER BENJAMIN):

  • GATR Course Preview+
  • GATR+
  • 11:24am
  • AS3.5
  • 15mi, 2:44:13 (10:57)
  • 3,671′
  • Technical and snow/mud!
  • SAM 2

Thursday (L – BROTHER HEZEKIAH):

  • Jay Mtn. Rd.
  • Jay Mtn. Rd.
  • 3:54pm
  • ALP3
  • 15mi, 1:57:04 (7:48)
  • 2,469′
  • Took it easy, such seclusion!
  • CORE 5
  • XT – Indoor Bike: 36:30, 119 HR

Friday:

  • Hemlock – Ridge – Joel’s
  • Blueberry Trails
  • 4:01pm
  • ALP3
  • 6mi, 53:30 (8:54)
  • 1,079′
  • Sunny!
  • SAM 3

Saturday:

  • Lil Break from Work
  • Hulls Falls Rd.
  • 2:46pm
  • AER
  • 6mi, 42:38 (7:06)
  • 446′
  • Nice to get a break from work
  • CORE 6
  • XT – Indoor Bike: 30:01, 123 HR

Sunday:

  • Hurricane Lap!
  • Hurricane Mtn.
  • 3:03pm
  • AS3.5
  • 6mi, 1:09:15 (11:16)
  • 2,172′
  • Steady up, hard down
  • 4x30sec strides

 

Totals:

  • Run Miles = 61.2mi
  • Run Time = 9h14m
  • Run Vertical = 12,274′
  • XT Time = 1h37m

Notes:

  • A great week, indeed. I am feeling fit. Onwards.