November Training Recap
You will notice in this month that my total mileage climbed a bit from October and September. I started to feel like moving a bit. However the movement I sought was more along the lines of going straight up. I had zero interest in speed or distance, I just wanted to climb. So I did, I managed to gain 12,000 ft in elevation over 15 miles all done at 15%+ grade, not bad for WI. Other than just feeling like it, another reason I went down this road, or up, was that I really wanted to focus on building some of the muscular strength I had lost during the racing season. Well let me tell you 15% grade will build strength quickly, or was it slow! Either way I plan on focusing on building strength till training begin by running intervals and climbing! Coming up I will write a post about recovery, taking a break, and the importance of building functional running strength in the off season. Also stay tuned for a post related to my diet, VESPA, and some of the things I changed this year to include more fat and eliminate carbs, to increase my fat burning efficiency, to enhance race day performance and recovery!
|What I visualized while climbing in WI! Man I miss CO!|
Run 95 miles 14:40:00 12,000ft Gain (15miles)
Swim 11.7 miles
Bike 87.5 miles