Now that I have been trail-running for some time I feel that I’m getting more and more adventurous. An overgrown path? I wonder where it leads? Let’s check it out!
The better the condition the more adventurous I become, there is a strong correlation. As you can see in the picture I headed down that trail, and yes at some parts it was really hard to get through, but I did it nonetheless.
I’m trying to accumulate at least 40-50 kilometres each week, and as much trail-running as possible. What I’m lacking at this point are long runs. I can’t seem to find time for them but I realise that they are a necessity and that I need to start incorporating them as soon as possible. The 55K race my wife and I are doing is only 2 1/2 months away, so it’s approaching and it is approaching fast!
I haven’t concluded yet if it’s better to run 4-6 10K runs in a week or if it’s better to run 3-4 15-20K runs. Do you guys have any opinion on this? Let me know in the comments, I would be happy to discuss it. As it feels now there is pretty little room for recovery when running 5-6 times a week, but on the other hand, do you need more recovery when you run fewer but further runs?
When it comes to strength training I am trying to squeeze in 1-2 sessions a week and since they are so few I try to involve the entire body when I workout during this intense running schedule. I’m really trying to maximise the effort at the gym, and really go for it. There is no reason to half-ass your workout, ever. It’s easy to look at your program and go “ok, 10 reps of this exercise”. Then you do 10 reps and put the weights back. Mistake! Could you go for another 2 reps? Why didn’t you? Add more resistance add more reps, totally deplete yourself when training, that’s where the results are.
Now it’s time to prepare some recipes for later.
Take care and be safe!