It's race season!
While I'm not actually training for anything in particular this summer, I've set a goal to improve my Grouse Grind speed by 25%. A daunting task. For those not familiar with the Grind, it's a 2.9 km "hike" straight up the side of Grouse Mountain, a local ski hill in North Vancouver. I use the term "hike" loosely as it's really more like getting on a stair master and going up and up and up. No rolling hills here! There are 2,830 stairs and over 100,000 people complete the Grind each year.
My plan is to complete the Grind at least once a week, tracking my progress with each ascent. I'll also be doing weekly trail runs in neighbouring mountains and keeping up with my strength conditioning twice a week at the gym.
So let's make a deal to keep each other accountable! Tell us what you're in-training for this season and we'll be here to cheer you on!
What races are you preparing for this year? Any tips on how to stay focused and on track to getting the best results?