I finally finalized and posted my Ridge Run training plan…eh, “plan” last week. So far (y’know, a whole week) I’ve followed it pretty exactly. Go me.
3.3 miles with a wee bit of speedwork (1-2-3-2-1 min ladder w/ equal rest). I’m not focusing on speed for obvious reasons, but speedwork is good for hills (and vice versa). (Do I have enough parentheses in this paragraph yet?)
Strength workout at home – I finally decided for sure to pass on the summer gym membership.
2 miles/one M lap. I planned on two laps, but my hands were freezing by the time I got to the top because it was raining and windy and I forgot gloves…at least I remembered my rain jacket. My hands actually warmed up considerably on the way down because the ‘easy’ trail is less exposed to the wind, but I called it a day anyway.
15.1 miles. I ran this on a trail with a very gradual incline, because after all the rain the two days before it was the only place I could think of that probably wouldn’t be horribly muddy. So even though it was 3 miles longer than last weekend’s run, it ended up taking about the same amount of time.
4.6 neighborhood miles. I wasn’t sore at all from yesterday, but I was too tired to feel like driving anywhere to run.
Total: 25 miles, 2,130 feet elevation gain.