Sunday, September 1, 2013

Peak to Creek Training Week 1 & 2

Week 1

Mon - 63min/ 7m/ 900' - Riverbend Park - Met up with Jose and let him drag up and down every hill in this park.  Great place to run, but definitely feeling out of shape.

Tues - off

Wed - 59min/ 7m/ 700' - Hickory City Park - First downhill X2 workout in preparation for the downhill of Peak to Creek.  Jose met up with me again for this one.  I took the first 1.5 mile downhill greenway repeat in 9:15 and the second one in 9:45.  Still feeling very much out of shape.

Thurs - 43min/ 5.1m/ 500' - DART - Felt slow, but ended up faster than expected so that was good.

Fri - 34min/3.8min/ 200' - Latta - long run for the ms XC kiddos.  Good first optional practice for them.

Sat - 105min/ 12m/ 1200' - Lake Norman State Park - Tom and I hit up some trails that were covered in spider webs, which made running fun for a bit until we decided to flip it (which was a great idea). My body felt good and I felt somewhat in shape.

Sun - 34min/ 4m/ 400' - Davidson XC - Tom and I got out for a few miles after a long day of golf earlier.

Totals =

Time - 5hrs36min
Miles - 38.9
Vert - 4000'

Week 2

Mon - off - successful first meet for the XC team

Tues - 70min/ 7.5m/ 1600' - SOMO - Great run out at South Mountains.  Headed up past the falls and then came down Shinny.  Great loop with lots of eye candy.

Wed - 49min/ 5.9m/ 400 - Jacob Fork Park - First fartlek workout of the training plan and it was hot!  Felt really slow, but tried to keep the pace up on the 1min hard sections.  Imagine that those were all around 6:50 pace.  Which is to slow, but it was hot!

Thurs - 51min/ 6.3m/ 600' - DART - We all did a prediction run for beer today and thankfully I didn't lose.  I ended up being 30 seconds off my predicted time but Matt nailed it with being 6 seconds off.

Fri - 38min/ 3.8m/ 200' - Latta - Another good optional XC practice for the team.  Kept it slow due to the 90 degree heat with them.

Sat - 4hrs45min/ 22m/ 4000' - Dupont Waterfall Bonanza - Great run with the Pisgah Nation, but I wasn't prepared physically or mentally.  On the hole it was a great run with great friends and sweet waterfalls.  I felt slow all day, but was feeling pretty beat up from the week.  First real long run in a long while though, which is good.

Sun - 53min/ 4.8m/ 1500' - Linville Gorge - Had a great easy run up to the tops of both Hawksbil and Sitting Bear after a great round of golf earlier.


Time - 9hrs5min/
Miles - 50.3
Vert - 8300'

Well after the first two weeks of training, I'm feeling pretty good but am hoping the speed will return soon as I will need it for Peak to Creek coming up soon.  We will see how this weeks speedwork goes.  My legs feel pretty good after this weeks heavy mileage so that is good.

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