A quiet day planned and executed.
Mobility work, stretching and a quick sauna in the morning to loosen up with a 30 minute trigger point session on my shoulder at lunch time. This effectively brought a close to a week of rest, mobility and pharmaceuticals before the work load kicks in again.
After chatting with a few people, it is evident that I need to start introducing some longer ‘base’ training to establish and maintain a workable foundation that will survive a 24-hour race. I’m confident in my capacity to operate in run/work intervals over a long period, but the underlying base needs to be evaluated. I am not a fan of plain distance work….it just bores me senseless.
Overall, the training is going well, but – as the guys at work are taking much pleasure in pointing out – I am definitely dropping body weight as injury and race necessity demand restricted movement, higher repetitions and greater aerobic output. What was 82kg is already 79kg. I love my food…but I just need to get it to my face more often if I’m to maintain any degree of strength and power.
Due to a busy day at work, I’ll be up before the birds tomorrow to head in and quietly open the club for my own exclusive “enjoyment”. I know Ads and Max are looking forward to seeing what kind of a state I’m in when they rock up to start their shifts at 0530.
I’ll publish a post tomorrow that will dissect the workout, my performance and nutrition. It is my hope that the session and subsequent rate of recovery show signs of an aerobic base that is, at the very least, encouraging for the road ahead.