Monday, January 19, 2015

Week 3 - Pushing the Volume a Little Bit

"Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'."
-Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner 

So my whole goal this week was to push the total hourly volume of all activities combined a little bit with a loose goal of 50 miles running, 100 miles on the bike, and a couple of hours in the weight room.  Needless to say I am tired.  The last 3 nights I have been crashed out for 10 plus hours of sleep each night, which is my body trying to tell me something.  

After 3 solid weeks of over 15 hours, this week I think it is time to schedule in a down or recovery week.  Just not sure what that entails yet.  Thinking I need to cut the total volume down to about 10 easy hours this week, thoughts?  Guess I will just play it by ear.  As I sit here Monday morning my quads are actually sore to the touch so no hills today which is hard because I have MLK day off work and really want to hit my Flagstaff/Green loop like I did yesterday.  

This weeks training.

Photos from the week.

Took Friday off work and hit the roads on the bike in Lucho's hood.

  Easy run of Green and Bear with Clyde on Saturday



  1. That is huge volume man. Good Job! Definitely pace yourself Leadman start in June, not March. :)

  2. Taking advantage of the weather to do some base building. God knows it could snow like mad and trap me off the bike for a while.

  3. Looks like you got me by about 3 hours this week and it was all the bike. Maybe I am not putting in enough bike time? I just borrowed a trainer to get me through some of the colder days. Should be an adventure this year. Listening to Rob Krar's podcast after Leadville 100 run last year, we need to remember that rest is a very important part of our training. Keep up the good work.

  4. Agreed, I am really feeling the volume of the last 3 weeks. Going easy this week to rest and recover a little then back to another 3 week cycle, of course if the weather is good that just may go out the window. That seems to be the driving factor this time of year.

  5. solid training dude. the good part about multisport (bike & run) is that you can still get in some decent volume in a recovery week. I'd suggest cutting back the running quite a bit and replacing it with more easy riding if possible. the easy miles on the bike won't smash you and will help you recover.