It is hard to believe that our hardest week of training has come to a close. Though Kolby and I didn’t manage to make it to the mountains this week, we got right down to business with increasing our mileage and attacking our already sore muscles. Kolby and I both were in Wildwood, NJ this past week, though this beach vacation did not call for much down-time. The majority of our days were spent doubling, whether it was partnering runs or adding on yoga and weights. In the past 7 days (M-Su) both Kolby and I completed 65 miles of running in the salty heat. The majority of our runs lead us to the nearby boardwalk, where we took up the sport of ‘people dodging’ and playing chicken with the boardwalk tram car. Our week looked a little bit like this…Sunday: 2 hours- 13 miles [prior week] Monday: Morning: 70 minutes- 8.5 miles Afternoon: 1 hr weight routine & 20 minutes of abdominals Tuesday: Morning: 90 minutes Afternoon: 30 minutes ~ 3.5 miles & Yoga Wednesday: Morning: 90 minutes ~8.5miles Thursday: Morning; 90 minutes~ 11 miles Afternoon: 45 minutes ~ 5 miles & 1 hr weights Friday: 2 hour ~14 miles Saturday: OFF (left NJ) Sunday: 60 minutes ~7 miles
Now I sit here, recapping our crazy week on a train heading back home, while Kolby heads back up to school. What a crazy summer full of hard training, work and lots of mountains. Training for this event has been a life changing experience. I have always said how much I want to make a difference, and so has Kolby. I can’t even begin to put to words how much these weeks of training have helped us grow, and push through difficulties. Even if this event only saved one person, it would all be worth it. We truly believe that we can make a difference, and are so thankful to all who have supported us as we trained the hardest we have in our lives.
Even though our hardest weeks of training are behind us, we will still head up to the mountains next weekend looking for a moderate hike, where we will no longer hear “watch the tram car please!” We are currently deciding between the Seward or Dix Range. If you see us out please say hello! We love meeting new people and answering questions about our event.