August IRL 2016
|September 1, 2016||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
Farley got out about once a week in August and I focused on doing something different each time.
- Leadline run
- long trail ride
- bareback in the arena doing dressage
- saddled dressage arena
- bareback on trail
My hope is that with some variety her mood towards work will improve. She’s sound, most likely a little under conditioned, and hasn’t seen an endurance ride in 15 months. Physically CFW (Camp Far West) is an easy ride but mentally it’s going to be a tough one – lots of jeep road, and lots of loops out of camp. But hopefully even muddling through those factors I’m really hoping this weekend gives me some clarity of what she wants.
…looks much better. The only reason I haven’t posted before and after pictures is because I keep forgetting to take the after photos.
Depending on how this weekend goes with Farley at Camp Far West will determine my next steps with ML. If we have fun….than any serious training with ML will be delayed and I’ll just focus on doing stuff that is easy and not stressful for me. If this weekend is a sh*t show than I’ll began to seriously prep ML to be my endurance mount. I want at least another 50 pounds on her going into training (want her just on the fat side) so she won’t go to the trainer’s right away, but her training here at home with me will start in earnest.
It’s up to Farley.
- 50 mile race – finished!
- Mostly easy short runs besides the race. Was on vacation/taper and then recovery post race.
- Recovery was mostly non-eventful. Went on first run 7 days post race after some hikes and rides on Farley in the week after race. It was a treadmill hill run at an easy pace but the effort was more than I probably had any business doing. Tried to run a day or two later and my knee, hip, and butt were twinging and hurting and so I did the smart thing and turned around after a mile and walked back to my car. Two more days off with ice and I ran almost 9 miles yesterday on rolling terrain in the heat with no problem. I’m back!!!!!!
I registered for my 100 miler the first weekend in November. $325 entry fee. :o!!!!!!!!!!! With no refunds, rollovers, or transfers.
Even more than a motivation to train it is a motivation to NOT GET INJUIRED.
I think I’ve kinda sorta figured out how I’m going to train to run 100 miles.
- Back to back long runs with mileage totaling 45-55 miles over the 2 days. One in mid September, one in mid October. I think this will be less risky than doing more 50 mile races in terms of injury risk.
- Weekly long run
- Weekly hills (either as part of the long run or as intervals or treadmill sessions)
- Weekly intervals (speed or hills)
- Controlling life stress and keeping an “even keel” in work and routine life stuff.
- Lots of rest, good nutrition.
And now for the non-related endurance pictures!
Because I can and it’s my blog. 😉