Week 7 TNFECSDC Training Recap

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Week 7 had 4, 6, and 8 mile week day runs.  I knocked those out pretty well.  When I got to the 8 mile run I really started to feel the grind of the longer weekday runs.  The miles were really increasing and I had to make sure I left time to get my runs in and do them before it got dark.

My Saturday long run was 20 miles.  I knew I needed to start early because I was having guests over that afternoon so my time was limited.  I started on my own again on the trails and then I met Kim.  I did 9 miles ahead, about 5 on the more hardcore trails and then 4 on the horse trail.  We did 8 miles together.  And then I did a loop around the town center before heading back to my car.  I felt pretty good and it was exciting to complete a two digit run that started with a 2!

 

Another longest run ever moment!
Another longest run ever moment!

On Sunday I met my friend at Riverbend Park but we ran to Great Falls.  I didn’t really bother to pay a lot of attention to which trails are on the course so we hit some but didn’t intentionally run them.  We actually ended up doing a harder section that is on the 50 miler course but not on the 50k.  We had a lot of fun and worked our way through some really hilly sections.

 

A beautiful view of the river.
A beautiful view of the river.
Checking out the hills.
Checking out the hills.
A little waterfall.
A little waterfall.

Overall it was a good week of training.