Month of April 2014 – Training Recap

It was mostly just being busy, but also not really wanting to talk about my sub par training that had me almost forgetting to post April’s training recap.

Total Road KMs : 0 kms

Total Trail KMs : ~200 kms

KMs raced during April : 50K – Yakima 50K

Total KMs this month : 200 kms

Total KM’s this year : 800.5 kms

Hours running :  30 ish

Cross-training hours (Spinning, Grinds, Strength training) : 2ish

# of Grinds/BCMC’s : 2 - Grind closed, but made it up & down BCMC twice.

How’s my month been?

Womp womp.  There really isn’t too much to say.  I volunteered and cheered lots in April, and I raced once, at the Yakima Skyline 50K, which I basically hated.  It wasn’t a great month for training, but I also had a prolo injection, which takes almost a week off of running as well.  If I had done this recap right after April ended, I’d probably be more positive about it, but on a whole, I think womp, womp definitely describes my month.

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Month of March 2014 – Training Recap

March, oh where did you go??

Total Road KMs : 17 kms (treadmill…close enough to road)

Total Trail KMs : ~225.5 kms

KMs raced during January : 13 km trail race at Cap Crusher

Total KMs this month : 242.5 kms

Total KM’s this year : 600.5 kms

Hours running :  36 ish

Cross-training hours (Spinning, Grinds, Strength training) : 2ish

# of Grinds/BCMC’s : 1 – Grind closed, but made it up & down BCMC once.

How’s my month been?

Surprisingly good.  At the end of February I was pushing hard to turn my month around, and I ended up being able to do exactly that.  Even though I had a prolo shot right before the end of February, and 1 in March, I’ve got a really decent overall mileage, I’m down ~7 lbs, and I’m making noticeable improvements in my foot injury.  All of this packaged together makes for a pretty solid month of March.

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Month of February 2014 – Training Recap

February!  A short month, and for me, a super tough month!

Total Road KMs : 60 kms

Total Trail KMs : ~140 kms

KMs raced during January : 8 kms with 21.1 km pacing First Half, and 32 km trail race as a training run.  So technically 61.1 kms “raced”

Total KMs this month : 200 kms

Total KM’s this year : 358 kms

Hours running :  26 ish

Cross-training hours (Spinning, Grinds, Strength training) : 0!

# of Grinds/BCMC’s : 0 – Grind closed, and didn’t get up BCMC

How’s my month been?

I thought February was going to be a much better month than January, but it really wasn’t.  I’d rate it a C+ on the whole for a training month, maybe even a C.

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Month of January 2014 – Training Recap

Opps!  Forgot to do my recap for January…

Total Road KMs : 25.5 kms

Total Trail KMs : ~132.5 kms

KMs raced during January : 0 kms

Total KMs this month : 158 kms

Total KM’s this year : 158 kms

Hours running :  26 ish

Cross-training hours (Spinning, Grinds, Strength training) : 0!

# of Grinds/BCMC’s : 1 – Grind closed, and didn’t get up BCMC – I still need to get some crampons…

How’s my month been?

UGH.  January on a whole sucked the big one.

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Month of December – Training Recap

And there goes 2013…!

Total Road KMs : 48 kms

Total Trail KMs : ~123 kms

KMs raced during November : 80 kms

Total KMs this month : 171 kms

Total KM’s this year : 2563 kms

Hours running :  23 ish

Cross-training hours (Spinning, Grinds, Strength training) : 1 BCMC, 1 yoga sesh, and a snowshoeing run.

# of Grinds/BCMC’s : 1 – Grind closed, but got up the BCMC once for my December Karma Challenge!

How’s my month been?

December was all about my big race of the year.  It was all that mattered this month, getting through the race safely and without injuries, and then recovering the rest of the month.  And I’d like to say that I pretty much excelled at these tasks and leaving December, and 2013, I feel pretty darn good.

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Month of November – Training Recap

Tis the season to be jolly…It’s December already??  This is insane!  Time to check back in on November:

Total Road KMs : 125 kms

Total Trail KMs : ~186 kms

KMs raced during November : 74 kms

Total KMs this month : 311 kms

Total KM’s this year : 2392 kms

Hours running :  42 ish

Cross-training hours (Spinning, Grinds, Strength training) : 1 BCMC

# of Grinds/BCMC’s : 1 – Grind closed, but got up the BCMC once for Trail Ghost’s BDay.

How’s my month been?

November was a great month for the most part.  It was a hard month because it was our November Streaking Challenge, and so I had to run a minimum of 5K every day.  But, I succeeded, and I do feel like after a bit of rest after 31 straight days of running, I will be stronger from this experiment.

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Month of October – Training Recap

October!!  Holy Hannah, how did it get to be November already??!!

Total Road KMs : 13.5 kms

Total Trail KMs : ~179.5 kms

KMs raced during October : 71.5 kms

Total KMs this month : 193 kms

Total KM’s this year : 2081 kms

Hours running :  24.5 ish

Cross-training hours (Spinning, Grinds, Strength training) : 3 BCMC’s.

# of Grinds/BCMC’s : 3

How’s my month been?

October was a whirlwind of a month!  It was like I snapped my fingers, and the month went poof and disappeared!

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Month of September – Training Recap

Don’t worry, I’m not going to miss September’s recap like I missed August!  In reality it’s a pretty sucky month with traveling, and twinges, so there’s not a ton to tell…

Total Road KMs : 21.5 kms

Total Trail KMs : ~104.5 kms

KMs raced during August : 15.5 kms

Total KMs this month : 126 kms

Total KM’s this year : 1888 kms

Hours running :  19 ish

Cross-training hours (Spinning, Grinds, Strength training) : Hmm…2 hours of Grinding is all I’ve got…second month in a month with only 2 Grinds :(

# of Grinds/BCMC’s : 2

How’s my month been?

This year is just flying by!  It was a good LIFE month with Weddings, and Vacay, and a big Birthday party.  It was a fun month, a busy month, but not an ideal “training” month.  I guess we could call it a stepback month, but that’s kind of crappy going into my next 50K ultra this weekend.

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Month of August – Training Recap

Whooops!  Totally missed my August recap.  Been so busy these past few weeks, it slipped between the cracks.

Total Road KMs : 13 kms

Total Trail KMs : ~172.5 kms

KMs raced during August : 94kms

Total KMs this month : 185.5 kms

Total KM’s this year : 1762 kms

Hours running :  28 ish

Cross-training hours (Spinning, Grinds, Strength training) : Hmm…2 hours of Grinding is all I’ve got…

# of Grinds/BCMC’s : 2

How’s my month been?

Very similar to July, August was a crap shoot.  3 races, and a lot of recovery was basically the theme of the month.  I didn’t hit my goal of 200 kms per month every month in 2013 this month, but I did race close to 100 kms, and that has to count for something.  Anyways, let’s break it down.

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Month of July – Training Recap

July, July, July.

Total Road KMs : 26.5 kms

Total Trail KMs : ~177 kms

Total KMs this month : 203.5 kms

Total KM’s this year : 1576.5 kms

Hours running :  27 ish

Cross-training hours (Spinning, Grinds, Strength training) : Hmm…3 hours of Grinding is all I’ve got…

# of Grinds/BCMC’s : 3

How’s my month been?

Gosh. July has been a roller coaster of a month.  There is no other way to explain it.  It’s been a struggle all around, but particularly because I didn’t want to or expect to go into KneeKnacker with an injury and a head cold (obviously), and it really affected me leading up to, on race day, and in my recovery after as well.  BUT, we’re on the upswing heading into August, and I’m feeling positive.

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