Bryon Powell’s Training

Bryon Powell’s training log.

By on February 9, 2011 | Comments

Bryon Powell trainingIn days long gone, I used iRunFar as my personal running blog on which I’d frequently write about my runs and update others regarding my training. In recent years, I’ve made occasional attempts to post less frequent, but regular training updates. Those attempts typically haven’t lasted long. With that in mind, I’ve decided to publish my online training log. While I don’t update it daily, I do upload my Garmin data every week or so. That means you can come back and check to see how my training is going at any time. If I do publish any narrative training updates articles on iRunFar, I’ll add links to them at the bottom of this article. I may also publish short narrative updates there from time to time.

Feel free to ask questions about my training, to leave some encouragement, or otherwise comment on my training.

As the current embedded solution is admittedly inelegant. Until I can improve it, you can look at a full screen version of the log.

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February 9, 2011
My training had be remarkably consistent for many months … until mid-January. That’s when I decided to make a final push on a big work project with the intention of it being done by the end of January. I’m still working on it today. That means many skipped or severely shortened runs over the past 3+ weeks. In addition, I’ve been working roughly 18 hour days during that span, so my sleep has suffered and I generally feel like crap. Hopefully, my life and training will return to normal after I hit a milestone on the project later today. Tomorrow, I head off to Death Valley for long weekend getaway. Some warmth and dry trails might be just what I need to kick start my training.

January 26, 2011 Update
For those who don’t know, at the moment I’m training for the Western States 100 and Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. My scheduled tune up races include Red Hot Moab 55k, the Buffalo Run 50k, and Rocky Mountain Double Marathon. (Yes, I realize )

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.