Focus for June
- climbing, descending and total vertical gain per week
- long runs in the mountains to simulate the race length
- Time: 72hrs 25min
- Distance: 453km
- Vertical gain: 24,000m
Training log - running by distance
Green bubbles = normal training
Yellow bubbles = workout
Red bubbles = race
XT = cross training
Training log - all by time
Green bubbles = running
Purple bubbles = cycling
I have included the log by time for this month as it shows the volume of training more accurately after I shifted to cycling more after a fall in the second week of the month.
Review of the month
June started off really well with a big week including a race at Pierre A Voir. I was a little tired, but happy to start off the month the right way. Unfortunately in the second week I fell hard on a descent and bruised and scraped my hip, side, elbow and knee. I thought I would bounce back quickly, but the recovery took longer than I hoped. I spent a lot of time in the following two weeks on the indoor trainer (bike) trying to keep up my aerobic fitness and letting my body recover. In the last week I did some good work with a long run and some hard workouts.
Overall I had a decent month, but didn't manage to build on from May as I had planned. Sometimes little setbacks happen and luckily for me I didn't lose any fitness and still did some good training.