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Increasing the Mileage

Last week was a solid week of training as I ramped up the mileage. I increased two of my weekday runs as well as both days on the weekend. I tried to keep intensity down as I was mainly trying to get the body used to a fair amount of weekly miles. Today, my quads and calf muscles are a bit tender from the trail run but hopefully within another day or so, the legs should be back to normal.

This week I plan to incorporate a bit of speed work into most of the runs with only a slight increase in overall mileage. Within the next four weeks I have two fairly challenging trail races so it’s time to get the body ready to roll.

Last week’s Low-Down:

run: 49 miles (5 sessions: 5, 9, 9, 16, 10)

bike: 45 mins

weights/core: 1 session

Happy Training!

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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