With the improving spring weather early in the week I basically switched the training time from skiing to running. The highlight of the running was the hill repeats on Wednesday with 5 half mile repeats. My sustainable uphill pace was higher than I expected and it honestly just felt good. I moved the long run to Saturday due to weather and it was a good decision with some fresh snow skiing on Sunday, although the wet snow and high winds caused some frozen extremities.
Running – 43.2 miles with 2,100 feet of vertical (7:10)
Skiing – 11.4 miles with 5,771 feet of vertical (3:49)
Just missed eleven hours of training for the week. Next week will likely see some reduction with a travel day and just running visiting Nashville. Should be a great chance to run some miles at lower altitude and on trails. Can’t wait for the long run through the roots and rocks at Mongomery Bell State Park. Hopefully there will be warm weather back home during the trip to really start melting the snow on the trails.
Feeling a bit stressed about the lack of mileage prior to the 8 Hours of Hell but the race should be fun regardless, especially since it was always going to be a long training run to try to get prepared mentally for the 100k in July.