Two Fruits

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Week 30 - Going Up

Running:  Year to date

Distance:   2,171.05 kms  in 30 weeks at ave  72.4 kms ( up from 72.2 kms in week 29)

Last week:  76.85 kms

Altitude:  77,250 metres in 30 weeks at ave  2,575 metres ( up from 2,535 metres in week 29)

Last week:  3,748 metres

Month to date: 13,935 metres

A couple of months ago, I decided to challenge myself to get to 80,000 metres of vertical by the end of July.
But, a few down weeks due to a family death, a race with tapering & recovery, and a week of fighting a heavy cold/flu, had me well behind the target.
I reassessed & decided 75 would be nice for the year to end of July. That would still be well over an average of 10 per month & at my yearly total for 2015.
Then, post sickness, and with some kind weather, a good consistency was found and the totals continued to rise.
Winter also arrived with some good snow falls on the local high mountains. That provided a good incentive to get high for some scenic running. I've been to the snow now about 5-6 times, it's so much fun & rewarding.
This week started with long hilly run sussing out a possible mountain running race course for a few year's time. Then another hilly run on Friday over muddy fire trails added more vert making this week's vertical look respectable.
Lucky with the weather so far this winter, very little rain & temps have not been cold. Very windy up high, but it's a matter of get up there and back down as soon as possible.
Now, to maintain fitness, stay healthy & find a suitable race to use up all this training.









1 Comments:

  • You're doing well. I'm ahead 300k on distance but my vert doesn't rate a mention. Getting thrashed by Dave, Jen, Lou and others on a regular basis on the weekly leaderboard.

    By Blogger Ewen, At July 31, 2017 at 3:53 PM  

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