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Weekly Review – Let The Training Begin

My first week of the eight week build phase is complete. It was a solid week of training that now includes tempo mile repeats as well as a fairly serious long run which will eventually turn into runs. (gulp!)

During my long run, I also performed a hydration test to try and determine my personal fluid consumption needs. This will definitely be something to track over time under various conditions. I feel this understanding will provide many benefits in both training, racing, and recovery.

The Garmin Forerunner 305 was such a nice tool to have on the long run to provide pace, HR, and distance. This thing rocks! Every stat that I am concerned with is clearly displayed right in front of me. No need to calculate how many miles I have gone or my pace. This device saves plenty of mental energy to be used to contemplate the meaning of life and stuff.

I am a bit tired today due to the training and reduced sleep over the weekend. I will try and get to bed a bit earlier for the next few days…I hope.

The Weekly Low-Down:

run: 47.75 miles (5 sessions: 7 miles-easy, 3×1 mile-tempo, 6 mile-easy, 23 mile-easy, 7 mile-pace)

bike: 60 mins

weights/core: 2 sessions

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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