Running days…Return of the training log.
The recent Grand Canyon R2R2R (which I somehow never put together a trip report for) left me with a bum knee due to ITB pain. I’ve been slowly building back up since then, showing great signs of progress; there’s always that fear that an injury will become something persistent- I know many a runner that have been taken out by this sort of thing. In the 4 weeks since the R2R2R, I’ve successively run (weekly) 1 mile, 6 miles, 13.5 miles, and now just finished a 34.5 mile week. Very satisfied with the progress, this week was quite a jump, but nothing that aggravated my knee. And surprisingly, all the running felt really easy (granted, I was keeping everything easy due to the knee).
So now plans are in the works for a ~48 mile Trans Zion Traverse this coming fall. As my knee is coming along nicely, I’m very confident about training for this one. The recent R2R2R taught me quite a bit and I’m feeling ready to step up to a different level of training and eating. I didn’t want to switch anything up going into the last run, but with that behind me, I’m ready to make some changes. I’m planning on going vegan (started a few days ago) for a stretch, so we’ll see how that goes. The next few weeks will just be some base building again, making sure my knee can handle it.
I want to return to a weekly training summary here. I log/graph miles on RunningAhead, but I’d like a place to express training progress/ideas.
5/7 thru 5/13:
M: 5K easy road
T: 2.4 easy road, 1 easy w/Sage
W: 4 easy trail, 1 easy w/Sage
F: 5 easy trail
S: 10 hike, 2900′
Su: 8 easy trail
Weekly total: 34.5 miles