August 14 - 27, 2017

Recapping a couple lost weeks here. 

The week of August 14th was a recovery of sorts from the Ragged 50k which beat me up nicely. I had a very bad calf cramp that race that tore some muscle resulting in what I thought might have been worse than it really was. I managed nearly 50 miles with two days off plus a hike up Mount Crawford. I thought I was recovered by Sunday but that calf was still giving me some warning shots on my evening 11 mile run. A good "recovery" week nonetheless. Oh and a nice visit to Olde Bay Aussies to see their 18 puppies! 

The week of August 21st was similar in mileage but I added in a track workout, long run, a bunch of biking, and a nice hike up to Lakes of the Clouds. It was high in volume but kept mileage in check and let that calf recover. With all the extracurricular activity that week I was definitely feeling smoked heading to Europe.  On to UTMB! 

Week of December 5 - 11

Winter is Here!

It's tough to hold back excitement of the first real snow storms, especially when they are followed by cold temps instead of rain. We got 6" last weekend plus another 6" this weekend. The mountains got more and with the winds are starting to load up snow in Tuckerman Ravine so I was able to make a couple trips up to ski Left Gully. The conditions weren't anything special but coverage was awesome and was able to ski all the way down to the parking lot. Overall it was an excellent week heading into my first race of the season. Body feels good and am looking forward to heading to Idaho this week. 

Monday: Bike - 1:30hrs @ 240w
Tuesday: Ski - Left Gully | Powder Hour 1hr
Wednesday: Run - 40 mins, 4.3 mi
Thursday: Ski - 2 laps at Cranmore | Yoga 1hr
Friday: Bike - 2hrs @ 246w
Saturday: Ski - Wildcat x 2
Sunday: Ski - Left Gully

Total Vert: 15k
Total Time: 15hrs 45min