Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Training Journal 8/20-8/26

Monday, August 20-Sunday, August 26: The taper for Plain 100 begins.  I cut back on mileage, intensity and elevation gain.  Most striking cut back was probably in elevation gain.The week ended with my arrival at Lake Tahoe to guide the TRT trail running tour for the next 5 days with James.
Trying out my new running pack on the TRT.  It's decided, I'm running Plain 100 with the Salomon S-Lab 12.  Why? Water bottles in the front pockets and comfortable fit.
Monday: 11 miles, 600 feet of gain.  Sehome/Interurban B'ham
Tuesday: 10 miles with James on Blanchard Mountain, 2,000 feet of climbing.  Myrtl Routine, 45 minutes of core/strength (low intensity)
Wednesday: 12 miles with 1,900 feet of climbing.  Interurband and Chuckanut Mountain.  20 mile bike ride with 1,237 feet of climbing.
Thursday: 38 mile Bike ride B'ham area.  2,000 feet of gain.
Friday: 11 mile run from house.  1,000 feet of climbing.
Saturday: 21 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing in Crater National Park.
Sunday: 8 miles of running by Tahoe City, CA.  1,000 feet of climbing.

Running miles: 73 miles
Running elevation gain: 9,500 feet
Biking miles: 58 miles
Biking elevation gain: 3,237 feet

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