Week in review: low volume week

Long run

Quality training sessions

Hill pyramids: 2 x [1min hard/1min easy /2/2/3/3/3/3/2/2/1/1]

I enjoyed this session cruising along in the arboretum. After a lower volume week this session was relatively easy and felt good to get my legs turning over in preparation for my next week. I particularly enjoy this session and the relative lack of structure, but focus on running a little faster.

L2/L3 run for 1hrs

Nice and quick feel in my legs and fun running on the trails. An hour seemed a little short so I wasn't tired at the end of the run. A great recovery week session.

I continue with my strength work and no injuries or issues in my running this base period suggests that it's helping to maintain my running consistency. I'll be keeping this up.

32Gi (Endure and Recover), UVU clothing, Zero Point Compression (intense socks and ankle socks), Nike Pegasus 28+ Trail, Garmin Fenix2

Garmin statistics
136bpm (average heart rate)

A lower volume week to let me rest and absorb and appreciate the work I've done in this base period so far. I felt quite rested by the end of the week and I'm looking forward to what's coming up in the next few weeks. Matias was here visiting and it was excellent to have some to show my normal routes to and to share a few miles chatting and philosophising about races and running.

Way more snow than I expected!!

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My favorite trails! (Photo: @matiasfbr) #switzerland #aubonne #trail

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a said...

Any plans for doing some skimo in the winter season?

Daniel Rowland said...

Hi Max, no plans to try that this winter (mostly because of the cost of the gear and difficulty of traveling with it). However, I am thinking of buying some snowshoes for running in the snow on the mountains routes.