I'm ready for some speed work, how about you?! I love this workout because it hides its quality in a seemingly innocent 1 minute that is nestled in each mile you run. It will sound easy but you'll be cursing my name after about 30 seconds. As an added challenge, do all 3 weekly workout challenges as your quality workouts during the week. Be sure to take an easy day as needed. I'm also adding a food challenge for this week for the overachievers in the group, the One Day Diet Challenge (scroll down for details)
Here's your weekly workout challenge! Future weekly downhill technique workouts will be posted every monday and we will have Monday-Sunday to complete it. Downhill technique are the hidden key to success in 100 mile races
STARTING TODAY I will be posting a weekly workout challenge for Trail Runners. In most cases it will be a running based workout with the occasional cross training/strength training based workout thrown in. These workouts are designed to get you fit and fast on the trails & in the mountains. You'll have a week to do each workout. I look forward to hearing feedback. Here's this weeks, and since the week is almost over, you have this weekend and next week to complete it!
I admit it was a little painful to pace and not be running the race this year. I can't complain though, I have only been trying to get into the race for 2 years. I know of others who have tried for more than 5 years. It is surprisingly difficult to get into through the lottery. You'd think that due to the toughness of the course, the steepness of the mountains, the altitude, and the monsoons that people would hold back from putting in to the lottery... but really what happens is that people figure they won't get in so they enter the lottery thinking that if they get in, well so be it!
A Little Intro
Leading up to the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 I was having doubts as to whether I wanted to do the race. I've never felt this kind of resistance before a race, or at least I have never felt it so strongly. I think I'd trained really well, acclimated to altitude in Colorado, and I was as fit as I have ever been, but I was afraid I wouldn't succeed and that I would be disappointed.