|Coffee and ice cream fueled my high mileage January|
|nice view at Bear Mtn.|
I haven't raced since the HUFF 50k (I should probably publish my race recap sometime), which has left me feeling fresh enough to continue to put in solid mileage. I started the new year off with a bang, and really decided to build upon the great start to 2012. Also with advent of the new year comes NEW SHOES! spring shoe season is upon us. The shoe I was most excited for was the MT110, and it has not disappointed. most of the miles I have logged in January have been in the MT110, Asics Gel Hyperspeed 4, or Montrail Rogue Racers.
Total miles for the month was 462, which was 98 miles more than I ran in Jan 2011, this is a good thing I think. Long runs were not too evident as I only had one day with over 30 miles, but B2B weekend efforts have me hoping my endurance remains constant. Slightly deceiving is that I have no idea how much vert I put in, at one point I was making an honest effort to practicing climbing on the deadmill, as well as hitting up the Poto, and my new trail system in Ann Arbor, linking some pretty steep trails together. Also with Bear Mountain, I felt like I was working my climbing. Alas, I have no idea if I am a stronger climber, but at least I have more confidence on the climbs. I think I will be put to the test at the Louisville Lovin the Hills 50k (7000 feet of climbing???), which is rapidly approaching.