This past week marked the peak week (pun intended if you will) in the training curriculum for the 50k on Aug. 9th. This means the last two weeks have been the highest/toughest mileage of my life. July 1st-7th I ran 83.5k, although not much for most endurance runners, It’s a pretty big step up from the average week being around 55k throughout winter. This past week’s goal was to try and get closer to 100k, but with over 4000m of uphill running, running my fastest 800m since high school, 3 work outs, 4hrs of snatches, cleans & jerks (these are olympic lifts for those of you who can’t seem to get your head out of the gutter) in our weight lifting clinic, I’ll settle for an 85k week.
Unfortunately I haven’t been able to get a 45k+ (or 6hr+) run in before the race, but with that being said we managed to get multiple back-to-back runs in these past couple of weeks and I feel pretty darn ready for race day.
HERE’S A LOOK AT THE PAST WEEK:
On route to Panorama Ridge with Kat on one of the most epic run days of my life.
Running up Mountain Highway for the first time and coming around the corner out of the trees to find the most magical view of the back side of Grouse
Kat and I at the top of Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Park. 15k up / 15k down.
Cody caught this photo of me racing down the BCMC under the a suns spotlight.