Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Still on track, and loving my training

Two months after my last post, and it's pretty cool to look back and see what I planned to be doing. So far so good!

I'm still on track to participate in the Erg Sprints in January. I even went as far as to create an 8 week training plan for anyone looking to participate in the 2000m row. My own training is based off of this model with a few modifications due to the length of my event. Compared to last year, I'm not feeling as 'in shape' as I felt last year at this time, but I'm still putting up good times and distances on the erg.

This past weekend I participated in a local 10k, and finished in a respectable 57:52 (9:19/mile). After Grindstone, I ran a total of 8 times with my workouts consisting of the following:

10/24 - 3x400m
10/27 - 1 mile TT
11/19 - Tabata (20 sec/10 sec x 8)
11/21 - 15 min tempo
11/25 - Tabata
11/30 - Tabata
12/7 - Tabata
12/8 - 4x400m

I'm sure I could've done better, but short road races aren't my thing. It was, however, a good litmus test.

My passion is on the trails.

I got into MMT again - the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run, and hope to have a good race. Odd years seem to work in my favor as I finished it for the first time in 2007, then improved by 3.5 hours in 2009 after finding and switching my training principles to that of CrossFit Endurance. I've gotten stronger and faster - in the gym and on the trails.

I've been sticking to my weekly plan of 2-3 erg sessions, 1 ride, and 1-2 runs. I will changed that up a little bit as I start to get ready for the 100 with a more running based program. In the new year, when I'm sure I'll update this again, I plan to post my workouts more regularly for those who want to see what it's like to train with CrossFit and CrossFit Endurance for an ultra.


At 3:13 PM, Blogger ultrarunnergirl said...

Hooray for training! I don't know what all these tabatas and ergs are but I bet they are tough. :)

Glad you got into MMT again.

At 2:10 AM, Blogger askan said...

Hi, just read your Grindstone race report. Great work, congratulations!

It will be interseting to follow your training towards next challenge.

Anders (from CFE forum)


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