-= Tempting fate =-
Yet, there is one Moby Dick reference that struck me some time ago and stuck with me over the last couple of weeks. As it is a running-related reference - I cannot wait to describe it here.
Over the previous years, I have experienced a variety of minor and not so minor injuries. These have had various causes, many of which have in some way to do with training too much or to heavily. At least one occasion was thanks to my own stupidity. Starting in December, I gradually increased the number of weekly K's and have kept up building after having done the race I started preparing for. I am currently testing if I have found my "sweet spot" at approximately 42 K per week.
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
Obviously this is a totally far-fetched figment of my imagination, but I enjoy relating everyday trivialities to literary classics.
Saturday, 4 April 2015
-= Only my Garmin =-
Last week, when I started running with my new Garmin (Fenix 3), I added my MIO strap to my running gear and it still was very minimalistic running.
-= Fenix 3 =-
There are currently some signals (specifically on the Garmin forums and the
keeping location and pace. This is - in my view - a problem that is common among the latest and greatest gear published by a technology vendor that will be solved with upcoming firmware updates, no doubt. At any rate, it is the best piece of kit I have ever bought for running. Compared to my trusty old Forerunner 205, tracking is spot-on. In addition, the great features of the Forerunner are still there. The not so great features have been thoroughly improved.
With a view on the topic below, I will need to start ignoring the recovery time feature of the watch, as I will not be able to recover for 72 hours from today's run, with a 10 K LSD coming up tomorrow. I take some comfort in the DCRainmaker post, saying that it is recovery time between hard workouts. Tomorrow is a mellow (and even then overstating it) recovery run.
-= Change of schedule =-
and I love it when it does that) this will allow me to prepare for the upcoming 42K run, without it taking over my life completely.
On the four days, I plan to be doing the following runs. Should this not work as well as a prepared schedule, I will follow the schedule instead.
* a short tempo-run (6-8 K),
* a short-ish recovery run (10K),
* an interval run (8-10 K)
* a Long Steady Distance on a Sunday, starting at 10 K (and increasing this as the schedule progresses).
Tomorrow marks the end of the second week I tried this schedule and I am very positive so far. The only slight discomfort I had was in the sides of my calves and that disappeared with a couple of evenings with a cold pack.