Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Week 17 Last Big Week

Don't Stop Me Now - 100KM UTA 2017

Sunday's % hour run along the river and city
"Unless you test yourself, you stagnate. Unless you try to go way beyond what you've been able to do before, you won't develop and grow. When you go for it 100%, when you don't have the fear of "what if I fail," that's when you learn. That's when you're really living." --Mark Allen

 It is now 3 weeks to the UTA 100 in Katoomba and the last big week of training before tapering

Never sure if enough has been done and yet it is a fine balance between training and work and recovery . It just takes longer to get the body fresh as one gets older and hence just bashing the body may be counter productive.On the other hand most programmes for a 100km race would have at least a 50 km /8 hour run in it.

Be that as it may , the mileage for this campaign has been low and I have had no major injuries just a few minor niggles.

Monday I had a shortish easy run of 10km .I ran 7km at lunch and then a 4 km run in the evening.
Tuesday was ANZAC Day and rode with John Lindsay and Dale around the river at-least till the Raffles .
Wednesday had a massage so no running.
Thursday I ran a short 40 minutes or 5.5 km flat.
Friday a longer 9km again just mainly flat and slow .

Saturday I skipped the bike ride and did an easy cross fit session with weights.

Sunday I ran alone from home .Did 5 hours covering 36 kms running to the river and then along it till the city and back to King's Park and then home .It got pretty hot and the left thigh was a little sore so decided not to push for a longer run . Last big run and whilst a lot slower than last year , I felt stronger.

This year the runs have been a lot slower and I will probably have done about 800kms as compared to 1200 last year .