One woman's adventures while trail running in and around Minnesota.
December 29, 2007
Been an up and down week as far as training goes:
Mon: Maiden voyage on snowshoes for an hour. Tues: easy 6 mile X-Mas run. Weds: nada Thurs: planned day off Fri: strength training, then 1 easy + 2 tempo + 1 easy Sat: snowshoeing at Bredesen again
Discovered that the battery to my heart rate monitor transmitter died, which is a bummer since I was curious what my heart rate would be on snowshoes jogging vs walking. I still find jogging on snowshoes to be very inefficient - I feel like I'm actually faster walking. Oh well...
I am in the transition between early and late off season, which means:
-strength training is progressing to slightly heavier weights/ fewer reps. -still incorporating single leg exercises to improve static and dynamic balance since we are only in contact with 1 foot on the ground at any time while running. -adding tempo runs 1 day/week while continuing to increase long runs at an easy pace.
At this point, my first race of 2008 is shaping up to be Trail Mix 25K, but that may change depending on what we figure out for the MN Trail Running Series!
Self employed Personal Trainer, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Running Coach since 1997. This means that I typically spend a great deal of time helping others with their training at the expense of my own. Hopefully this blog will help me focus on my own training and goal setting as it applies to trail running.
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