Like A Rock
When I was talking to Charlie at the Australia Day Fun Run today, about triathlons, this is how she described her swimming prowess in comparison with her cycling and running.
Like a Champion
Lauren ran a new 400m hurdles pb again today, and qualified for the first time for the Commonwealth Games. Now for the Nationals!
#5 Aerobic Intervals
Last year we devised a session at North Lyneham of 12 x 80 seconds hard, 160 seconds jog back. With an added challenge – jogging back over a hill. This forces you to keep at a reasonable effort on the recovery jog, instead of stopping to a halt.
These kind of sessions feature lots of intervals and have a longish recovery period, e.g. twice the time of the effort. They are a relatively painless way of quickly improving form and are probably the most common kind of interval training sessions.
Happy with 3000m
I am happy with my 3000m time at present, having taken another 15 seconds off my season's best last night to record 11:24. Note to you fast starters: my km splits were 3:48, 3:48, and 3:48.
So I only have to improve 14 more seconds to arrive at my publicly announced 2006 target of 11:10. This is almost as good as last week's 1500 in 5:23, where I was only 3 seconds outside this year's goal.
And it is still January!
Brilliant Team Moore effort from Helen last night, when she ran 2:57 for the 800m in the relay; her first ever time under 3 minutes, a five second pb.
Happy Australia Day
Today I ran in the Australia Day Fun Run – 8k in just under 33 mins. Here I tried the totally different tactic of buzzing around Bob (FlashDrake) for the first few kms trying to upset his rhythm and concentration. It didn’t work of course; Bob is one of these steady runners who is unfazed by such tactics and can best be beaten by hanging on and sprinting at the end.
See; steady running is best if you can concentrate and not get distracted by what others are doing.