Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Let it Rain & Let it Snow today

Since I started to work with Andrew my training changed quite a bit. I run every day and can't allow myself to have a day off. Coach is always there!
I'm pretty sure that I'm right in the middle of my best week.
Let's see:

Mar 25, Sun, AM: 120 min long run
12.34 miles, 09:44 pace, avg.HR 131, max.HR 147
Tough, tough, cough... Using Olga's terminology I did "walkajogs"
and even simple "walka". Coach said - now he knew my barriers.

Mar 26, Mon, AM: 90 min EZ run
10.31 miles, 08:44 pace, avg.HR 140, max.HR 152
Refreshing

Mar 27, Tue, AM: 60 min Hard run (60 min of incessant Rain!)
7.75 miles, 07:45 pace, avg.HR 150, max.HR 160
Slower than we did with Eric, but Hard 60 min is really "Hard" early in the mornings. Feel truly beat up.

So, I'm having this sort of a "ladder" 120 - 90 - 60 min which is a normal routine.
Thomas is having an ULTRA soon! Very soon!!!
This is the most interesting and expected run I eager to hear about.
Go Thomas, Go!

5 comments:

Thomas said...

Thank you!

olga said...

Hey, walkajogs are what the docotr ordered...I mean did you read my Van Aacen post? Think of child's play - they can go forever at furious speeds, yet they stop often. There was an experiment once for a pro soccer (futbol) player to follow a toddler - he (pro) collapsed at half-day point.
But then again, I also understand a need to continiously moving at good pace for long time.
Practice makes it perfect.

Cindy said...

Hola Amigo!!!

I just wanto to say good bye, I´m coming back to my home country I hope we can keep in touch.

Keep going!!! You will get what you want.

Cindy

Love2Run said...

That coach is a tricky guy but he's been a good influence on me too. You know that even he takes days off when his body complains loudly enough. Good luck with the training.

Ruslan said...

Olga! Yes, I read your Ernst van Aaken and Arthur Lydiard. I always see two aspects in you posts. You write as a runner and from other hand there are deep insights from a scientist! That makes you blog special. Thanks for explanations and support! (as for me I hope to avoid any walkajogs, i do realize there's nothing bad doing them, when I'm ready to drag :)

Cindy! Hola Amiga! I always appreciate Your Spanish! Muchas Gracias and say Hi to VE!

Mr. Love2Run, Hey Mike. I guess there are different levels of communications, as a friend you may call Andrew "a tricky guy" or "another Andrew's trick" but I take the whole situation as a work with coach. He doesn't have to be perfect, also he didn't prohibit anything like day off. We work together and work well. Ahh, April 16th?? Gotta be a Big Day! Good Luck there!!!

Thomas, he must be running now ...