“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” Although T.S. Eliot was likely not thinking of running when he wrote these words, he couldn’t have better captured the essence of why ultra runners do what they do. We’re all searching for something within ourselves; most of us want to know just how deep our well is.From 10 great Pinterest Quotes for Ultrarunners
What doesn't Kill you makes you stronger
This weeks programme has dropped a couple of notches in intensity and time .A welcome break .
I had an off day on Monday and after the weekend of running it was welcome. On Tuesday I ran for 55 minutes really slow and kept the HR at 10 and averaged 111 running 8kms at about 6.45 minutes per km . The weather was a really cool 25C. In the evening it was the usual 34 km cycle to cross fit and home .Cross fit was a good 55 minutes and a hard session with the last exercise dragging a weighted sled of about 70kgs 870m.
Wednesday : Sore legs and rang to work with a 90 minute work out for Thursday done on Wednesday.Ran easy for 3 kms then about a minute faster for the next 50 minutes at 5.16 minutes to 5.38 minutes pace for the next 9kms and then the rest easy for a total of 14kms in 1.25 hr.
Noranda Running: 13.96 km • 1:24:36 • 6:04 min/km • 9.9 km/h • 69 m
Thursday : I ran an easy 8.4 kms on the sand trails in Kings Park. It was warm and humid and the sand trails was a good work out .
Friday , another easy run at lunch time along the river and Elizabeth Quay . A warm 34c run. In the evening a 30minute recovery ride on the wind trainer.
Saturday , I opted for a 1hr wind trainer session with a number of 5-7 minutes at 80% of FTP . It was a warm day and so sweated a lot . I then ran for 55 minutes in the hot morning sun at 36C .That really cooked the body .
A glimpse of cross fit sessions
|start and end of run|
video of Sunday's run by Jason
Sunday a comparatively short 2 hour run for a change . We ran on the Yaberoo budjara heritage trail near Waneroo . Started out on a limestone trail and soon for most of the run we were running on sand trails and that was a little hard going on the legs. Managed 8kms in the first hour and then for 30 minutes , increased the pace by about a minute although for some of that I was running up a gradient and so the pace suffered but was putting in as much effort. I finished with about 7kms and a sore knee but just pushing off the sand made it hard work .Felt good at the end . Breakfast at Jason's and Jade's place .
Total for the week 7.5 hrs approx and 63 km. 3 hrs of cycling and 1.5 hrs of cross fit.