With the door on the 15/16 ski season finally shut, and a bike race & triathlon behind me, I'm just now able to focus 100% on running. Last summer I focused on triathlon and ultra training which definitely hurt my running. Wait, isn's ultra training "running"? Depends how you train - I focused only on distance and skipped a lot of the speed/tempo training. The local weekly fun runs helped a little but I strayed from the speed / temp / long run format and focused only on miles that were generally long and slow. The quality of my runs was also compromised with the addition of swimming and biking. This summer I'm working on consistency with quality workouts and less junk miles. I'll also still be biking and swimming throughout the summer as cross-training but always secondary to my run workouts.
This week I was able to jump up from 43 miles to 67 miles. This included a decent track workout, a lot of vert, and a bunch of junk miles split up into multiple 5-mile runs. I was focused on mileage but next week I'm looking to consolidate my running to a track workout on Tuesday, tempo on Thursday, and long run on Saturday or Sunday. Less than two weeks until my next race. Been a while since I ran a 10k race!
In addition to the running, I also got in a bike ride, short swim, and a hike up / run down Chocorua. Check out the video below.