I have been running like a mad man for the last days! I think tomorrow afternoon sometime I might have some time to catch y breath! It has been a productive few days from a training and working point of view, so all this busyness is good!
Every evening this week, like most weeks I had my run club commitment to complete, that is part of my routine now! The tough part was that every night I also had a meeting for groups that I am part, these meetings happen one every month of two and this was the week for all of them! Oh well, I seem to have survived, I may be a bit wiser for it and I can say that I have done part of my part to help out!
This week was a great week of training! Wednesday was an anaerobic swim practice, and that it was. The warm up was gentle, but the main set was a pure and hard slap in the face! Just when I thought I was getting the hang of it, this served very well in reminding me to pull up my SPEEDO(Ouch) and keep practicing harder. Nothing like a good 3600m of hard core swimming to make you feel good!
Thursday this week should have been a speed work run day, but I was not feeling a 100% so decided to switch around my Friday rest day. I did do my LULULEMON run in the evening! A good run as well! Although it was short because it was pouring rain, one person joined me on this less than fair weather run. We ended up running 4:25min/k for 4k. I guess it ended up being a good speed workout at the end.
Friday was the real workout. I like doing the ladder type of speed work, this one was especially fun. It started with a 15-20 minute warm, then 2 minutes at a marathon pace, then 4 a little faster, then 6, then 8, then the final 10 minutes was to be done at a sub 10k pace. It is a great exercise in pacing and holding back strategically, if not the last 10 minutes will be a real disaster! Overall the workout was outstanding. I ended up running the 10 minutes at a 4:30 pace with my HR in medium zone 3. Great progress during a great workout! A year ago I would have chocked doing that same thing!
Overall it was a good couple of days of training with some growing intensity. I am enjoying the feeling as they get tougher to do, and the high of being done is even better.
The weekend has been a GONG show of activity and not near done yet! I am going to get some sleep and will finish the week of awesome training off in text tomorrow!
COngrats to KC for an awesome finish this weekend!
Cheers to all!