Sunday, September 9, 2012

CIM Training: Week 4 of 16

Bahhhhh!

CIM Training: Week 4 (week of Sept. 3)

Monday: 
Goal: 5 mi. recovery
Actual: 10 mi. trails

Monday was Labor Day, and Jojo, Courtney & I headed for the hills on our day off. Coming off of a 21-miler the day before, this hilly Headland run (including 2,057' of climbing in just 10 miles!) felt strangely good.

The bridge came out of the fog for a second while we were spanning it.

 How cool is this? (Photo courtesy of Courtney.)

Happy Labor Day!

Tuesday: 
Goal: 10 mi. w/ 5 mi. @ LT
Actual: 5 mi. recovery

Nothing to this, just switching around my Monday & Tuesday workouts.

Wednesday: 
Goal: 11 mi.
Actual: 8.04 mi.

I was feeling a bit tired on this morning so I chopped off a few miles knowing that I'd make them up over the weekend.

Thursday: 
Goal: Rest
Actual: 3.5 mi.

My new company puts on unofficial 5ks once a month, and this month we ran along the Embarcadero where the America's Cup boats are practicing. I traded out my day of rest for a day of celebrating fitness in the workplace. (Or something like that.)



Friday: 
Goal: 5 mi. recovery
Actual: Rest

Saturday: 
Goal: 10 mi.
Actual: 17 mi. trails

On Friday night I headed out to Aron's house to have another dinner party/sleepover with her, Page (whom I haven't seen in FOREVERRRRR!) and Cate. Early Saturday morning, I followed Aron on her first of 2 long runs this weekend, where she showed me around her stomping grounds. I've been drooling over some of the pictures on her blog and this weekend I got to see them for myself! 

I covered 17 miles in the East Bay, including 2,474' of elevation gain. She lives in a breathtakingly beautiful part of California, and I can't help but be a little envious of these glorious golden hills. 

Not a bad way to start a weekend.
 

Sunrise over California.

Aron and her mountain!

 Me doing the Monkey Dance. Or running. I can't really tell the difference.
  

Moo.
 

Aron charging up the final climb.
Sunday: 
Goal: 5 mi. recovery
Actual: 6.5 mi. recovery 

All in all, I finished week 4 with 50.04 miles of running. Finally, a 50-mile week, and more than half of those miles were on trails! Here is where my 12-week training plan that I am re-using from Ogden starts, so these first 4 weeks were more or less a build-up that I'm repeating for the next 4 weeks going into more serious training. I have done all morning runs, I've gotten in plenty of runs with friends, I completed more trail miles than ever before, and I have a solid foundation under my belt. I'm in a good place to start these last 12 weeks, and from here until Humboldt (6 weeks away), I'm going to be thinking more seriously about my goal for CIM.

14 comments:

  1. Good job getting 50 miles in. It sounds like your training is going good. It's always a great feeling to feel like you are in a good place training wise. Keep it up!

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  2. WOOHOO for a 50-mile week!

    That scenery is AMAZING.

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  3. Wow! Trail Girl :)

    It is beautiful out there!

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  4. Your pictures are going to make me seriously jealous!!! nice job this week!

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  5. Congrats on the 50 miles! Your pictures are gorgeous, too. I always plan to take my camera out on a run, but almost always forget to bring it with. Oh well!

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  6. Sooo bummed I missed out on the trail run; those photos are sooo gorgeous. One of these days...
    Great job hitting 50 miles!

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  7. nice mileage. beautiful scenery for a long run. envious!

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  8. Great week for you! And I am SO envious of those trails and views!

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  9. Great running! That is a super week! Beautiful photos, thanks! I hope one day I will run on some of those trails as well.

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  10. Awesome week and loooove all those trail miles in there :) I had so much fun with you, can't wait for more runs soon!

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  12. Great 50 mile week girlie! love those pic's...especially the mountains!

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