Training to circumnavigate a volcano - Week 5

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A wrap up of my week five training for an August 50K race

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Five weeks down, 12 to go! I'm training for a 50K race around Mount St. Helens the first weekend of August. Week four was a bounce back week after a brief stomach bug, so it was nice to have a full week at 100%.

Week Five

Easy run
Speed work
Easy run
Stretching and easy recovery
Long slow day
Stretching and easy Recovery

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😴 Monday is a planned rest day. I enjoy starting the work week with some extra rest. Additionally I hit up the open gym volleyball on Monday night and appreciate the extra rest.

🏃 I slept in a bit more than I meant to and felt a bit rushed, but once I got moving it felt great to out and moving.

⚡ Cadence workout. I try and run intervals with a set cadence. I set my phone running with a metronome app and try and match a specific pace for a set time. Today I ran 2 sets of 2 x 60 seconds at 200 strides per minutes with 30 seconds rest between each, and 1 x 2 minutes at 198 strides per minute with a minute rest between.

🏃 I was sore after yesterday and it felt great to get the blood flowing.

🧘‍♂️ Broke out a new pair of shoes for a brief jog

⛰️ Long runs are never easy, but as far as long runs go this felt great. There was about an hour of the run that was spitting rain that was slightly, but overall it was a great run.

☕ The first mile was an effort to get the wheels greased, and I needed every step of this run to shake off the rust. That being said I feel great overall and finished the week without any nagging aches and pains.

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Some Week Five Photos
Great View of the river Storm drainage in the form of a cool waterfall

On to Week Six

Next week is a recovery week. My goal is to keep up the intensity, decrease the mileage and set myself up for an increase in mileage week seven.


3.48% Since last month


3.48% Since last month


3.48% Since last month

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3.48% Since last month

@aliveandthriving wrote:

Wow it has been five weeks! I remember featuring the beginning of this journey. Keep up the good work! We're excited to know more . Happy week ahead! Made in Canva !ALIVE - @iamraincrystal - Moderator/Alive Video Master _ This post has been curated by the Alive And Thriving Team, we curate good content in the We Are Alive Tribe that is on topic for #AliveAndThriving, and it's included in our daily curation report on @aliveandthriving. !hivebits

@old-man-chu58 wrote:

That is a lot of running you exercise a lot thata really healthy good job. Best of luck on your journey

@heartbeatonhive wrote:

Wow awesome work my friend love the water fall very interesting have the best day @candnpg !ALIVE !CTP 😎