I knew going into this week that scheduling training efforts would be more challenging. I had a training course I’d need to follow every work day from 9am to 5pm, which pretty much coincides with daylight hours during winter. I didn’t sleep well most of the week and those days I didn’t manage to get moving early enough before the training course started to still get an effort in; and then by the work day was over I was too tired to still head out in the dark. So I’m marking 3 days as “fail”.
Monday, January 18: No training. Fail.
Tuesday, January 19: No training. Fail.
Wednesday, January 20: 8.7km early morning trail run in 1h02
Thursday, January 21: 30min on the treadmill (run/walk), 403m elev gain. 3.5km.
Friday, January 22 No training. Fail.
Saturday, January 23: 12.6km trail run in 1:22
Sunday, January 24: 13.6km hike in 2h17
On a positive note among all those failed days, on Wednesday I got out for a sunrise run and on Sunday I did a long(er) hike in fairly nice light (for photography) and weather.
I also managed to set a personal benchmark of climbing over 400m of elevation on the treadmill in a half-hour effort. Over time, I hope to reach 500m in 30 minutes; as well as the elusive target of climbing 1000m in an hour.