I love my daughter, I love my wife, I love good coffee and when it comes to running I LOVE TO RUN FAST!!.
The last week-ish has seen a welcome return to speed in my program, focusing on economy and getting back to my roots as a fast runner not just a hiking mountain junkie. While it may not appear the best training for the Buffalo Stampede Ultra you might be surprised. As I found out last year the Buffalo race is actually much more runnable than it looks and this was something I felt I didn’t do very well last year (the runnable bits). So lets see if this works?
Sunday: 2.5hrs/ 17km/ 1500mv
Fun scrambley/ exploring run finding a new summit in my back yard with good mate Dave Coombs
Nice pre work roll out, feeling the flow today.
Speed session – 5x5min with float recoveries.
Undualating recovery run on tired legs
Thursday: 60min/10km/ 0mv
Track session: mix of 400/800 cycles float recovery’s – real lung buster this one. first time running under 3min pace in while.
Recovery run with family pushing pram…quality time
Monday: 2:55/40km/ 338mv
Long road run reminding my legs what big km’s feel like.
Nice recovery run just rolling the legs out from yesterday.
Wednesday: Strength Training – Rest
Very steep hills: Run up moderate and very easy down taking it gently on the silly knee.