Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Pre-Leadville Training: Summer 2007











In the spirit of amassing all relevant info to my current running, here are the seven weeks of training leading up to Leadville. The month before this consisted of weeks of 0, 63, 32, and 29 miles (injured meniscus)...then my knee miraculously healed and I ramped it up to what is shown below. Smart? Probably not, but I was definitely in the best shape of my life at Leadville.

7/02 Mon-AM: 12 miles (1:34) Bearcreek+barefoot
7/03 Tue-AM: 15 miles (2:02) Bear Creek-Monument+barefoot
7/04 Wed-AM: 10 miles (1:20) Kokopelli Trail
7/05 Thu-PM: 15 miles (2:07) Tahoe
7/06 Fri-AM: 20 miles (2:43) Tahoe PM: 4 miles (:37) Tahoe
7/07 Sat-AM: 24 miles (3:20) Tahoe PM: 5 miles (:40) Tahoe
7/08 Sun-AM: 23 miles (3:21) Tahoe PM: 5 miles (:41) Tahoe
Total: 133 miles (18:25)

7/09 Mon-AM: 45 miles (6:45) Tahoe
7/10 Tue-AM: 25 miles (3:30) Tahoe PM: 5 miles (:42) Tahoe
7/11 Wed-AM: 15 miles (2:06) Tahoe PM: 17 miles (2:17) Tahoe
7/12 Thu-AM: 20 miles (3:02) Tahoe
7/13 Fri-AM: 11 miles (1:30) Rabbit Ears Pass, CO
7/14 Sat-AM: 14 miles (2:00) Red Rocks Section 16 Loop
7/15 Sun-AM: 31 miles (4:33) High Mountain 50K, Leadville, CO
Total: 183 miles (26:26)

7/16 Mon-AM: 23 miles (3:02) Buckhorn Mt. PM: 8 miles (1:05) Garden of the Gods
7/17 Tue-AM: 24 miles (3:20) El Diablo-Buckhorn PM: 5 miles (:41) Jack Quinn’s+barefoot
7/18 Wed-AM: 15 miles (2:02) Garden of the Gods PM: 15 miles (2:05) Mesas-CRC run+barefoot
7/19 Thu-AM: 30 miles (4:03) Jones Park-7 Bridges PM: 4 miles (:34) barefoot
7/20 Fri-AM: 10 miles (1:24) Monument+barefoot
7/21 Sat-AM: 45 miles (7:00) Garden-Pikes Peak Summit-Garden
7/22 Sun-AM: 34 miles (4:39) Tabor Boat Ramp to Fish Hatchery and back
Total: 212 miles (29:55)

7/23 Mon-AM: 16 miles (2:10) Garden of the Gods PM: 16 miles (2:17) Rampart Reservoir
7/24 Tue-AM: 27 miles (4:05) Mt Baldy summit PM: 5 miles (:42) Jack Quinn’s+barefoot
7/25 Wed-AM: 25 miles (4:07) Elk Park-PP Summit PM: 9 miles (1:13) Monument+barefoot
7/26 Thu-AM: 26 miles (3:30) El Diablo-Buckhorn PM: 5 miles (:44) Castle Rock, CO
7/27 Fri-AM: 11 miles (1:31) Monument+barefoot
7/28 Sat-AM: 51 miles (8:00) Pikes Summit-Elk Park-Garden
7/29 Sun-AM: 34 miles (6:00) Half Moon-Winfield-Twin Lakes w/ Kyle
Total: 225 miles (34:20)


Elk Park Trailhead, 12,000'. Pikes Peak in the background

7/30 Mon-AM: 26 miles (3:30) Garden-Queen’s Canyon-RRR PM: 6 miles (:54) Monument
7/31 Tue-AM: 15 miles (2:03) Monument+barefoot
8/01 Wed-AM: 26 miles (3:30) El Diablo-Buckhorn PM: 8 miles (1:05) CRC run+barefoot
8/02 Thu-AM: 27 miles (4:07) Mt. Rosa Loop PM: 6 miles (:50) Monument+barefoot
8/03 Fri-AM: 11 miles (1:32) Monument+barefoot
8/04 Sat-AM: 51 miles (7:35) Winfield to Leadville in 7:25
8/05 Sun-AM: 30 miles (5:02) Pikes Peak Summit+barefoot
Total: 206 miles (30:08)


8/06 Mon-AM: 20 miles (2:43) Palmer Park PM: 10 miles (1:21) Monument+barefoot
8/07 Tue-AM: 25 miles (4:06) Elk Park-PP Summit PM: 7 miles (1:03) Buena Vista, CO
8/08 Wed-AM: 27 miles (4:20) Hope Pass Double Crossing+ PM: 7 miles (1:00) Aspen, CO
8/09 Thu-AM: 30 miles (5:02) Triangle Pass, Aspen, CO
8/10 Fri-AM: 22 miles (3:05) Alta, UT PM: 7 miles (1:00) Treadmill Uphill Challenge at OR Show
8/11 Sat-AM: 12 miles (2:12) Alta, UT w/ Karl, Hal, Ian, Scott, and Brennan
8/12 Sun-AM: 30 miles (4:07) Garden-Intemann-Section 16 PM: 8 miles (1:06) barefoot
Total: 208 miles (31:01)


8/13 Mon-AM: 12 miles (1:38) Monument+barefoot PM: 5 miles (:42) barefoot
8/14 Tue-AM:
8 miles (1:05) Red Rocks
8/15 Wed-AM:
10 miles (1:20) Gold Camp Rd
8/16 Thu-AM:
6 miles (:52) Palmer Park
8/17 Fri-AM: 6 miles (:50) Leadville, CO
8/18 Sat-AM: Leadville 100 in 16:14:35
8/19 Sun-AM: 5 miles (:45) Turquoise Lake
Total: 152 miles (23:25)

2 comments:

Barefoot Ted said...

Howdy Tony

When you write barefoot in your logs, can you describe what you mean?

Does it mean you ran that mileage barefoot, or some barefoot?

Why barefoot?

BFT

Anton said...

Hey Ted,
When i write "+barefoot" it means that I added on some barefoot running on grass fields at the end of the run...typically 15-30 minutes of just easy running on the grass. There are a couple exceptions. If i just wrote "barefoot" after the mileage without giving any specific course it means that i did the whole run barefoot, typically on a combination of grass, dirt, and pavement in a nearby park.

As for why barefoot, i suspect my reasons are similar to yours. I used to wear orthotics in typcial trainers, but hated how clunky everything was. Over a period of a few months i gradually transitioned down to more minimalist footwear in order to cultivate a more natural footstrike (mid to forefoot instead of heel) and stride and because the lighter footwear just felt right. because most of my runs are on natural surfaces, i figure that i should be able to run in footwear that is closer to how our primitive ancestors were able to run. i do the barefoot running to get a feel for the type of proprioception that is possible so that the barefoot gait carries over into shod running and allows me to wear more minimal shoes.