Sunday, September 20, 2020

First One in a While...

Post, that is, not training. Since the last one, training has been a little lighter. Four sessions on the treadmill of varying intensity, three virtual rides, two goes on the rower and a partridge in a pear tree. It has been a bit of a mixed bag with some good sessions and some that were more just going through the motions. I have picked up the 'pace' through the weekend and hopefully ready for more tomorrow and beyond...

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Happy with That

Good session on the treadmill today. Eight 400's off an equal recovery. It wasn't overly fast in the grand scheme, but it was fast enough for me. I increased the pace by 0.1kph from the preceding one. Doesn't sound much but the last couple were a good effort. Yesterday I put in a shorter session ramping the pace up on each interval while decreasing the duration.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Well That Took Longer Than Expected...

To recovery from my jaunt back to the mountains on Saturday. My legs still had slight soreness in them yesterday and I managed an easy 5k. Tuesday the pegs were still full on sore, but I was itching to do something, so it was a very gentle walk/jog session. Couldn't really call it training but I needed to do it. Monday and Sunday there was nothing happening. Anyway, I seem to have slipped into reverse. Today, the first day free of soreness I was due a row. A repeat of the 12 efforts, 45s hard, 30s easy.   

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Legs Are Feeling It...

My quads are sore - not that surprising, I guess. Didn't feel a run was the right move for today's training as the impact wouldn't do them any favours. Instead I put in an easy 30 minutes on the bike, with a few efforts here and there.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Back to the Mountains...

only as a summit marshal for the Fan Brycheiniog fell race (did I spell that right? couldn't be arsed to look it up on the map) but I still had to get my arse up that mountain. And by god it was a shock to the system. I was only walking up, but I was puffin by the time I finally made it to the summit. Talk about no leg strength! Anyway, with the twenty-eight runners ticked off safely through I jogged back down. 12k covered in total and a reminder of how much work is going to be required to get back racing in the hills...