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Headed to Hennepin Week 5 and WFG Xtreme 10 Recap

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Week 5 of training for the Hennepin Hundred also coincided with the Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 race I run yearly. I haven't missed the race in 5 years, and while each July I always worry about my fitness level, I keep coming back. Not only did I have a solid week of training, but I also had a great race.

Trail Tuesday 7/10

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It's July and that means fireflies! Last night I hit a local trail with some friends at dusk to watch the fireflies come out and it was pretty amazing.

Headed to Hennepin Week 4

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Recovery week! It also happens to be the start of the next training phase - the Introductory Phase. My coaches notes are to be patient. My mileage is still low, workouts haven't become too difficult, and it is easy to want to jump ahead and do more. However, just because I know I can do more doesn't mean that I should. To get to the start line healthy and ready, I know I need to trust my coach and plan and get my body ready to where it needs to be.

Trail Tuesday 7/3

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Another amazing moment from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was seeing a perfect beach sunset. Even though the sky was a bit overcast, it was still stunning. We had the beach to ourselves and it was a serene way to spend the evening listening to the waves.

Headed to Hennepin Week 3

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It was another hot week of training. I complain about the heat every year and miss it in the winter, but it really does make training for a fall race infinitely more difficult. Thankfully it also prepares you well for what's to come.

Trail Tuesday 6/26

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The Pierce Stocking Scenic drive is a must-do if you are visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes. We chose to get out of the car and explore a bit more than some may be able to do, but if you are able to hike some of the trails, it is absolutely worth it. The famous dune overlook is simply spectacular and photos do not project the sheer steepness of the incline.

Headed to Hennepin Week 2

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Week 2 of 50 mile training went well. It was another base building week, which has been nice as I lost some fitness over the past month of recovery from the GRT 50k. This slow build up back to training has been perfect, and while I am still curious to see how the next 15 weeks will look like, this is another reason why I am happy with my coach's approach to training.