I Registered For A 100 Km Ultra

 

Sorry for posting this post in the middle of the week. It’s late.

This was the DOWN week so it was fun to just run for fun! I have now finished my Base Phase 2 of training. Here’s a recap.

Monday

A easy 5 km with ego in the back pocket. I had bit too many drinks on the weekend and was feeling the effect till now. I got to go easy next weekend.

Read : What Does An Easy Day Look Like?

Tuesday

A 7 km run with last 3 km moderately fast and few strides of 20 seconds. After the run, I did a couple of sets of bench press, squats and some glute and core work. I felt fantastic.

I registered for the first 100 km ultra marathon for the year. It is Bhatti Lakes Ultra.

Read : Future Running Plans – UTMB 2018

Wednesday

I cycled for 10 km. Bdw it rained a bit last night. I guess whenever I say on video that it’s not raining here in Gwalior, then somehow it always rains at night.

I received a confirmation mail from the Race Director conveying my acceptance for the race. I am so pumped and freaking the hell out! Check out the video at the end of post for the reasons why I am freaking out.

Race website – Globeracers

Thursday

A 10 km run with climbing up and down a longish flyover for 2 times each. It was fun especially when you do it alongwith inhaling the fumes of the vehicles going next to you. Disgusting!

Thereafter, I did some weight training, glute and core work at home. I am feeling stronger everyday but I still have to up my base speed. I have, though, allotted a month of speed training later.

Friday

An easy 6 km to flush out the lactic acid. And finally it rained here in Gwalior. But it came along with a storm which uprooted a lot of trees and hence, power failure for the rest of the night and next day too.

With hopes of no run next day, I geared up to fight the losing battle against the heat and failing inverter. I lost the fight though. We slept like homeless in our home by placing thin mats on the floor from where some kind of air was passing through.

Saturday

No run and I was sleep deprived with few mosquito bite marks on my legs. Luckily the electricity came back before bed time, which ensured a good night sleep.

Sunday

I woke up tired with traces from Friday’s misadventure with electricity. However, I went for a 13 km. I found that running on a Sunday is better because the roads are empty till late. I am much safer than running on other days.

This week’s mileage – 5 + 7 + 10 + 6 + 13 = 41 km, 10 km cycling.

Till then stay fit and keep running.

Do you have a goal race this year?

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Author: Neel

I am Neel and the creator of borN. I am an ultra marathoner, scuba diver, adventurer, writer and father of an extremely active child.

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