Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Two Week Summary 12/5 - 12/18

Mon - XT / PlayGround circuits

Tue - :20 AM // :34 PM

Wed - :50 AM

Thurs - 1:06 AM

Fri - PG circuits

Sat - 1:32 PM

Sun - 3:02 PM

Week Summary: Total 7h 24m

Another good week with more unusually warm weather for December. Temps hovering the 40s/50s EXCEPT on Sunday’s long run. Decided to cover my 3 hour run on Fire Island. A balmy 25 degrees at the start, dropping a few degrees as the day wore ond and the winds off the ocean picked up a bit. Despite the first signs of winter, it was probably one of my favorite runs of the entire year. An out-and-back from the lighthouse to Point O’ Woods followed by and out and back through Moses along the beach. I saw far more deer than people through the barren towns and the beach parts of the run felt like I was running on Mars. Desolation at its finest. Got through the run on light supply, too. Only carried 2 bottles and a CLIF Bar for the 22mile slog through the sands.

This weekend's homemade version of handheld hydration.. Haven't had a chance to pick up my Amphipod handhelds yet.

Burma Road on the way back. Sunday desolation.

December 5-11

Mon - XT / playground circuits

Tue - 1:00 AM

Wed - :38 AM

Thurs - 1:12 AM

Fri - PG circuits

Sat - 1:16 AM

Sun - 3:16 PM

Week Summary: Total 7h 22m

Solid opening week of event-specific training for the BMER. Logging decent mileage and getting some good time on my feet for the schedule that I have. First weekend of back-to-back long runs and I’m feeling good. Focusing on building quality mileage while staying injury free. Peak mileage is probably sitting around the mid 50s for the first couple of weeks of building. Good strength training outside at the local playground where I’ve been getting in my plyometric circuits with plenty of reps of pull-ups on the rings and monkey bars, followed by dips and incline pushups on the park benches. There’s nothing like a free outdoor gym! (might be feeling less enthusiastic about that once the real winter weather rolls in).

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