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Log – Week of March 16

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So, that was some run! Uphill and into the wind all the way out.

I’ve not been into those trails since I lived just south of where the loop is, so it was nice to be back on those fireroads and trails!! It doesn’t look like it from the map above, but it’s quite into the forest.

Only 93 km this week. I think I’ve been running a bit too high of volume lately. Last year I averaged 55 miles per week, so I think I need to stick around 65 average for this year, and I’ve been more in the 70-75 mile range lately.

This level isn’t too high that I’m risking overtraining or feeling tired, but I do believe it is too high for me to be hitting my key workouts for my fitness goals. I’ll be moving back down to the 60-70 mile weekly range and see how it goes.

On one hand, I love running the higher mileage and high mileage is going to be good for me in the long run, but I don’t feel sacrificing my quality workouts is worth it.

I’ve decided to not do the Fargo Half Marathon, but I still have about two months until the Deadwood Half, so I’ll be targeting that event and ¬†hoping fora ¬†1:20!

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