This week I more or less started Ridge Run training. The race is 11 weeks from Saturday, and I need all those weeks. I have a (very) rough outline for training, which I’m planning to post Wednesday hopefully. Here’s what “week 0” looked like.
3.1 road miles with Kara.
Lower body strength workout. I got a day pass to try the YMCA because the campus gym is still in temporary facilities and I’m not sure it’s worth it to pay the summer fee. Well…the Y is a big building, but the actual gym area is tiny. I guess the Y is mostly for kids’ activities? So, I haven’t decided what I’m doing for strength workouts for the summer.
3 road miles.
3.1 trail miles with Kara. She was really tired today for some reason – we actually walked most of the last mile.
Upper body strength workout.
7.25 trail miles. I planned to go all the way to the summit of Baldy today. But, uh, you can still see the snow on the ridgeline from my house, so I’m not sure why I thought it would be clear.
I probably would have kept going if I had brought my spikes. This is less than a mile from the summit, so maybe it will all be clear next time? Then I got caught in an onslaught of graupel for about 10 minutes on the way down, so that was fun.
And then a few minutes later the sky was pretending it never stormed.
Weekly total: 16.5 miles, 3,740 ft elevation.