Tuesday, March 8, 2011

weekly summary: Feb 28-Mar 6

Mon-PM: 3 miles- Chuckwalla Mesa, '200
Not feeling great today. Hard to focus on running. I don't like this "just get it done" feeling.

Tue-PM: 8 miles- Chuckwalla Mesa/jeep roads/FR413, 800' 
Felt good on this, went nice and easy with Gordon. I've been wearing my modified NB 101s... they're great! (much more on this and all of the other shoes that i wear/test in a future post).
a quick thumbs up before turning around for the 4 miles back.

Wed-PM: 10 miles- Chuckwalla Mesa/jeep roads/Silver Spring Gulch/FR413, 1200'  
Felt unusually fatigued and heavy the first couple miles. Things started coming together... i finished feeling good.

Thu-PM: 2 miles- Chuckwalla Mesa, 200'
My body had nothing to give me. Felt weak and tired, just wanna lay down.. YUK!

Fri-PM: 8 miles- Grief Hill Trail, 300'
This was supposed to be a trail run, but ended up being a mostly off-trail run trying to find the actual trail we were supposed to be running on. Otherwise this was a nice outing with Gordon and Mary.
Where the hells the trail Gordon?

Sat-AM: 10.4 miles- Black Canyon Trail (to the saddle) 2100'
This has become my favorite trail run to do. Met Gordon and David at the trail head @ 7am. This has it all.... mostly single track, amazing views, a good amount of vertical, very technical terrain, switchbacks, ankle deep snow, lots of wildlife! This will become a regular run for me in the future, and I'll be writing lots more about this trail and all things Mingus Mountain related in an upcoming post.
Sat-PM: 6 miles- Chuckwalla Mesa/jeep roads,  700'
Kinda just testing out my new NB minimus trail shoes. But i also wanted to put on a few more miles for the week being that I'm trying to get back into the 70 mpw range.

Sun-AM: 8 miles- Chuckwalla Mesa/Silver Spring Gulch, 970' 
Eh, feeling very fatigued... its ok, gotta take the bad with the good.
Sun-PM: 3 miles- Tonapah/Fir/Chuckwalla/Mesquite/Ochoa/Pioneer/Chuckwalla Mesa, 200'
Just some running around neighborhood streets with a steep climb thrown in at the end for some extra miles in a very weak week.


-Miles: 58.4

-Vertical: 6,670'

So this is what the format for logging each week will be until i decide to change it. For the 4 or 5 of you who might happen to read more than one of my weekly summary's you'll start to see some reoccurring/repetitive things... one of the most reoccurring things is how much running i do near, around, and on Mingus Mountain here in Cottonwood. I will elaborate on why that is in an upcoming post.

But for now this is kinda what a typical week looks like for me, with the exception of how much mileage/vertical i do... as I'm usually in the 70 mile range with around 8,000 to 10,000' of vertical. Almost all of the running that i do is on trails and in the mountains, with lots of focus on vertical climbing. This i my absolute favorite type of running, its really the only reason that i run. So for now I'll leave things by saying that i will explain more details (in an upcoming post) as to why i focus so much on certain aspects in my daily running. Below you'll find a monthly look at running totals in the previous months for 2011, as opposed to a detailed weekly breakdown as the one above.


2011 by month

-January: 236 miles, 26,650' vertical (This was definitely the most consistent, and successful month of running for me since i started. Lots of variety and vertical)
-February: 153.4 miles, 19,270' vertical (this was a frustrating month w/several days missed due to being very sick)

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