50K Training Week Thru March 30
My Next Race - My 1st 50K!
Hog's Hunt 50K Trail Race (Texas) May 10 (less than 6 weeks)
When I stand at the starting line of my next 50K, it will be my second time to be there. In 2012, I made it halfway through the race after hurting my ankle on a tree root. (Here's the recap.) Even though it was a DNF (my only one so far, so yay!), I feel more confident about trying a 50K now that I have some experience with that race. Hopefully, that will pay off on race morning!
Exercise Videos I Used This Week
Core H Routine: Coach Jay
Myrtl Routine: Coach Jay
Single Leg Exercise: Sally McRae
For chocolate milk, I sometimes I like to use homemade chocolate syrup. The recipe at Comfort of Cooking is good and easy, too. You heat up and stir together 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1/8 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. vanilla. After being refrigerated, it thickens. Sometimes I add chia seeds to my chocolate milk, but just some milk and a banana makes a good snack, too.
Summary of This Week's Training
3/24- strength training
3/25- 20 mile run (2nd half faster, some trails)
3/26- 4 mile run (shin hurts so I didn't run my planned 10), strength training
3/27- strength training, cycling 1 hour 21 minutes followed by a 5 mile run (shin is fine!)
3/28- 8 mile run
3/29- 10 mile run with 6 miles on trails. Running trails makes the time go by faster!
3/30- 8 mile run, strength training
Run- 55 miles
Bike- 1 hour and 21 minutes
Strength Train- 4 sessions
Nature: coyote, 5 deer, spring flowers including the Texas state flower: bluebonnets