Weekly Training Summary: January 11 to 17, 2016

The theme of Week 5 of my Gorge 100k training was climbing! I didn’t reach my goal (yet) to run a 90 km week but I did get over 3000 m of elevation gain in thanks to a pre-run climb up and down the steep BCMC trail with headlamps and microspikes.

I’m really happy with the mileage I’ve been getting so far but I can feel it starting to take it’s toll. I’m focusing now on relaxing (both while running and not running) and stretching. I hold a lot of tension in my face and shoulders so I’m consciously trying to shake that out.

  • Monday – 10.1 km lunch road run
  • Tuesday – Rest day
  • Wednesday – Rest day
  • Thursday – 10 km lunch road run
  • Friday – 10 km lunch road run
  • Saturday – 20.5 km morning trail run
  • Sunday – 26.6 km morning trail run
  • Total Distance – 77.3 km
  • Total Elevation Gain – 3020 m
  • Total Time – 11h 21m



I started running about three years ago. Until this time i had never considered myself a runner and actually hated running. I'm not sure what changed but i'm glad it did! I enjoy sharing my thoughts, training, and experiences through my blog and encouraging and supporting others in their running journeys. Since becoming a runner, I have completed a handful of half marathons, three full marathons, and four ultra marathons. However, my biggest accomplishments have been running the Rim2Rim2Rim in the Grand Canyon and completing a seven-day, 250km stage race in the Alps. These were adventures of a lifetime and something I had never imagined that I would do even in my wildest dreams!

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