Training as of late has been fantastic. I’ve had the opportunity lately to ramp my volume well back into the triple digits. I’m gonna keep it there. My body seems to respond to volume very well. Its been a while since I’ve had consistent triple digit weeks; and I’ve forgotten that despite any residual fatigue; my body just works better when I am training this much. I feel lighter, leaner, cleaner, faster, fitter, and I also sleep better. In addition to the running; the strength training has been fantastic. I’ve added some difficult hip-strengthening exercises, in an attempt to strengthen the deep core. It is working. Thanks to Tim Poppe and Physiotherapy Associates for the gait analysis and exercise prescription. Also; the junior mountain bike team which I am coaching has been keeping me on my toes with my mountain bike skills and fitness, and we have now begun the summer training season with the ski team I coach; roller-skiing and strength training. So; with all that adding up; I am getting more and more fit; right at the perfect time.
The weather here in Gunnison has been odd; very wet, overcast and cool(unusual for this time of year); making it harder mentally to get out and go; but the cool weather has allowed me to get away with carrying less liquid with me on my longer runs; so it may be a good trade off.
Looking forward to going to the Leadville 100 official training camp weekend at the end of June which should be a perfect time to meet a lot of interesting runners; and also provide a fantastic opportunity to train in Leadville.Here’s to keeping the head down; and plowing through more great training. I hope everyone’s training is going well, keep after it.
Train well. Live well. DC