Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Got my training Mojo Back
I have successfully managed to bolster my training rhythm over the last 3 weeks (red circle on duration chart below), shaking the prior slump, and incorporating the benefits of training effort post March. This pattern invariably sets up a solid platform for the Build Phase of my programme leading to the Knysna race in July.
In the week I started my Sufferfest intervals. It was a bit of a mission to get it copied and I still cannot play it on the dvd player, luckily it plays on the ps3. Nevertheless, a worthwhile investment. The music and visuals definitely eliminates the boredom associated with Indoor Training. So much so that I am looking forward to my Sufferfest session tonight.
• Power drop during base phase due to lower intensity training
• Uncomfortable body overheating during session, will use a fan for tonight’s session and gauge improvement
• First interval session in 10weeks
The graph below is from my Saturday long ride.
Over the last couple of weeks, my 2 hr trail run on Sunday mornings have become a staple workout. The scenery and the feeling of being out in nature at sunrise, with its associated freshness and awakening conjures an emotion that fuels so many highs, making it very difficult to describe.
With all my depicted enthusiasm for trail running, I am most definately still a competitive road cyclist.
It has broadened in the last 2 weeks with the formation of a DC Team for the event scheduled in November. A new addition to my Calendar for the year. More on that later.