Training Log Week 38 – 2 rest days?

So I was feel pretty smug with myself for completing a 4 hour run this weekend, until I wrote out what I accomplished this week and it turns out I had two full rest days and a massage! What luxury!

Before the training log, here’s a quick look at weather at the Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica. Ooof, Rain with a “real feel” of -9, chilly!

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Training Log

Monday: Trampoline
Tuesday: Rest Day (complete with massage therapy)
Wednesday: Speed workout
Thursday: 90 min Cross country ski
Friday: 40 min treadmill run (on 2% incline)
Saturday: 4 hour run*
Sunday: Rest day, assisted chin ups
*So this crazy run consisted of a 2 hour trail run (in -2 degrees C), followed by a 2 hour road run (in 3 degrees C)

Things that went well this week:

  • Completed a 4 hour run.
  • Total elevation gain/loss on the long run this week: Gain: 904 meters Loss: 923 meters (benchmark – Antarctica marathon Gain: 616 meters, Loss: 619)

Lessons Learned for Next Time:

  • I spent the first 2 hours of my long run imagining how tired I would be during the last 2 hours of the long run. This is NOT a recommended mental technique. Next time I’d like to focus more on the moment and deal with the fatigue if/when it actually hits.

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