Wednesday, September 17

Week of Burn

Things all started off on Sunday this week, with the CCC 10km run. My lactate test last week did not go really well and I was projected for a 36:30. I edged that out but just barly, but with the extra 600 meters I will take the 36:15. No longer can races get away with incorrect distances, too many runner have converted to GPS or foot pods.

I will say that I felt the burn after that effort, I was in a sprint at the end with a guy from ATCO. Of which I lost. I must really take that all in stride and use this as a guide and motivation for my running this winter. I plan to tackle a 10km every 4-6 weeks to properly gauge my training.

After a quick soak in the river I have been feeling great! Lots of energy and some really great workouts. The power is slowly returning to my legs and my lungs are really comming along.

Thursday, September 11

great days!

Just looking back at the last Month, I realistically can't say that I have had one 'bad day'. Life has been a bit of a extended long weekend. With training, coaching and working at Speed Theory every day has been a bit of an adventure. The last week has really been great, I have been able to fully put my concentration to books and coaching. Jack has gone over the procedures for lactate testing, which meant that I have had two lactate tests done. The results with the bike test were better then I had expected, but the run test left much to be desired.

I'm truly excited to interpret the results under the tutelage of someone who really has experience with lactate. This will further add to the foundation of knowledge that I have been building around multi sport training.

Friday, September 5

new year

I have spent a fair amount of time over the last month rearranging my schedule and my priorities. I has truly been a transformation. With the findings from Dr. Alhan at Paradigm Health I have singled out my adrenal gland issues and have begun the repair process. The culprits have been determined - cholesterol levels and stress - and things are being adjusted accordingly. I have quit my job selling and supporting software, in the end it really did not interest me. I have taken on some more shifts with the Talisman Centre and picked up a part time job at speed theory. The changes have been great, my energy levels are returning to normal and my resting heart rate has dropped. There is still a ways to go over the next couple of months, but I'm optimistic for the next season.

On the coaching front Calgary's Jack VanDyk has agreed to monitor my program and over the year, so that I don't head into my load phase to quickly. I'm excited to set some goals and be held accountable over the season. Now its just about corralling my mind not to push things to much over the coming weeks.