Re: [ac100] Re: Long Training Runs
- Hello, group
I just joined the AC list a couple weeks ago. I decided to run AC after
a 90 mile DNF at Massanutten. Vinny - I'm from NC also. My long Sunday
runs are between 25 and 30 miles and I do them all on single track at
Umstead State Park, site of the Umstead 100. My weekly mileage will
peak at about 75.
Umstead has some decent ups and downs and some rocky trail, but no
sustained climbs/descents. I've been successful simulating those with a
weekly treadmill workout. I climb alternating between 12% and 16% grade
for a set distance, then put the back of my mill on a concrete block and
run "down the mountain" hard. Usually I do this on a Saturday, so I
start my long Sunday run with some lingering fatigue. That gives me sort
of a "back to back" effort.
That prepared me well for Massanutten. I climbed well, but didn't do
some other things right.