July Training Update

We have had a record setting month of good weather. It was the sunniest month ever in Vancouver with 34 consecutive days of sunshine. All this sun meant the already low snowpack disappeared even quicker. With great weather and conditions to run and climb, that is what I have been trying to do – a lot. There have been a few trips that deserve their own posts but I didn’t quite have the time. Instead, in addition to summing up the month’s training. I have photos from trips with a bit of info in the captions.

This has been my biggest training month so far. I tried to step up the running and cover more vertical. Add a couple days of alpine climbing and it was a big month. Not quite the same as Nordic ski training – much less high intensity training and┬ámuch much more easy volume. I also managed to get out and tick-off a few of the big scrambles that I had been keeping an eye on for a while. The highlight of these was Castle Towers – a long run from the car and an exciting scramble to the tippy top with awesome views of Garibaldi Park.

Training Stats:

  • Running Duration: 52hrs 50min
  • Running Distance: 350.8 km
  • Vertical Ascent: 22,285 meters

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