The big news this week was a massive snowstorm that really caused havoc on the Denver metro area, breaking a 100 year old record for the largest February snowstorm in the state. It is likely to leave the trails and sidewalks a mess for weeks to come. Fellow blogger John Byrne posted a great treadmill power-walking/hiking workout that I have been hoping to try. Saturday was the perfect opportunity to use the treadmill and avoid the snow. I was happy with the results, climbing the equivalent of 2900 feet in 60 minutes. This is a great workout substitute for trail runners that can't easily get out to a mountain or trail for practice. Immediately after the hill workout I did a tempo workout for two straight hours of running.
I have set a short term goal to run 250 miles in February as I build my way back toward 300 miles.
|Monday||Rest||Crazy sore quads|
|Tuesday||7||Recovery Pace (very painful)|
|Friday||9||Snow run (blizzard)|
|Saturday||4||TM Hill Workout - 2900 ft vertical|
|Saturday||9||TM Tempo Run - run 2 of 2 for day|
|Total||58||About 6600 vertical feet gained|