50k Training - My Thoughts
I'm not sure if anyone actually cares but today I'm going to share a bit about my workout today as I train for Trail Mix, Superior and there might be another one.
Yesterday I climbed 2.6 miles in 40 minutes while my daughter shot 500 shots.
Sometimes I head into a workout with a very definitive plan. I didn't do that today. Bear and I went to Home Depot for a bit while we waited for Chuck and Don's to open. We need to get out more. Then I figured out some insurance stuff and got ready to exercise.
I try and pick my spots usually. I can tell my training has been getting better. I'm able to climb a little easier and even run short distances without walking.
The next thing I feel I should address is my weight. It's a lot of work to carry 20 extra pounds for more than 30 miles. I'll add 10 minutes of cardio upon waking and start doing more intermittent fasting and that should come right off. I am older now though so who knows.
My nutrition is getting tighter and I'm starting to say no at night more to that dark chocolate bar or big bowl of nuts and cheese. Lots of celebrations here in February for my family so that makes it a little tougher too.
Strength is the next element to add. I'd been building to this workout for some time, probably three weeks or so. Deadlifts are one of my favorite exercises and they are always an option when it's time to workout.
My plan today was to stay lighter with them and maybe add some speed. That's exactly what ended up happening. I'll caption a few pictures here if you want to see what I did.
Check out the gallery and read the captions.