May 2014 Training Stats

June 23, 2014 — Leave a comment

This is totally late.  Forgot it was sitting in my drafts queue…

2014_MAY

New Equipment & Such:

  • HydraPak Reversible Elite Reservoir.  In February, I picked up a Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 2.0 and really like it.  In March, after trying several bottle options on the vest, I picked up and really liked HydraPak’s SoftFlask, as it solved the “sloshing” effect encountered with standard bottles and was certainly more comfortable when used in the vest since they conform to my body.  This month, I picked up a 2L Reservoir to enable myself to run unsupported for upwards of 6 hours or more (depending upon the climate.)  I wore the reservoir quite a bit on my weekly runs before carrying it on a longer, trail run…just to make sure about fit and ease into carrying the weight on my back.  Overall, I really like it and carried it on my 4-hour long run with no issues.  I didn’t really notice any adverse affect on my posture or any soreness after my run – probably because I had carried it enough to prepare myself/body.  One thing I did notice was that the fluid heats up based on body temp.  When carrying plain water, it can result in a pretty bad taste.  When carrying water with Tailwind, the taste was actually great.  I probably won’t use/carry this on all runs, but will work it in occasionally to make sure I am still OK with the added weight on the vest and my back.

Training Plan(s):

  • A run-focused training plan:
    • MON: 8-10 mile run
    • TUE: 20 mile bike
    • WED-FRI: 5-10 mile runs
    • SAT: REST
    • SUN: Long Run – 12-26 miles

Race/Ride Reports:

  • 5/18: Bay to Breakers [report]

GIDDY-UP!

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