My training progress
last week's target: 100k
year total to date: 761k in 7 weeks
this week’s target: 80k including a 10k race
weight: around 63kg
song of the week: … "Where I End and You Begin", from "Hail to the Thief" by Radiohead... "i am up in the clouds, i am up in the clouds..."
Because I am running longer distances this year, running in the heat is now much less a problem than it used to be. Long distance training results in heat adaptation!
Long distance running also brings improvement to every distance from 1500m and up. And it makes longer distance races feel easy, too. When I moved up from 14k to 18k for my regular long run, the 14k became much easier (but not the 18k). Then when I moved up from 18k to 24k, the 24k initially felt tough, but made the 18k a cinch.
I think I will start promoting over-distance training more vigorously than I do even now.
1. The wait is over! Online registrations for the Australasian Masters Games (Adelaide, 5-14 October) will be open from 9am today. Participants are encouraged to register online at http://www.australasianmasters.com/. And the next edition of the Games Newsletter is available here.
2. The official Games Registration Booklet will be accessible for download via the Games website and also available in hardcopy from the week commencing 19 March 2007. If you would like to receive a hardcopy of the Games Registration Booklet in the post click here to complete an Expression of Interest form.
3. Local athletes, don't forget, this Sunday's monthly handicap is early, an 8:30am start. And the location is North Curtin, although the start area has been changed to the opposite end of the playing fields from usual.