This winter has sucked. I've either been sick, snowed in (inches of ice everywhere) or beat back by the volume of rain (which in turn ends up getting me sick). I think I'm on the other side and as my coach says 'on the way back from stress mountain'. You'd think that with 10-20 hours a week of workouts that one would be stress free huh? It's somehow a paradoxical nightmare that I'm more stressed about missing workouts than the stress that I relieve from working out.
Regardles.... I'm doing weekly 1 hour run testing. Run around the track at a low HR (I'm shooting for 140-142) and after 30 mins turn around and see if you can get back to the starting point. After 2 of these, I'm still not getting back to the start. I'm about .66 of a lap behind but suspect that since I've only run 60 mins 2x in the past 8 weeks that it could be something to do with that! I expect to see progress soon - not immediate but soon.
On Jan 30th I go in for V02 Max and Lactate Threshold testing for running and then LT testing for the bike (might get some max power testing in then too). I'll post that when I get the results. Not sure what to expect but I'm keeping them low.
I keep forgetting to add some of my favorite resources and links:
Chris McCormack - hands down, he kicks a ton of ass and hurts a lot of people, mostly Germans!
Simply Stu Podcats - he's good, at 1.5 hours each, they're great for the commute or plane ride.
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