How we trained at Stromlo this morning
We ran three of the one kilometre loops fast, with a jog in between. Katie and Ewen averaged sub fours; Ken averaged sub 3:40. I averaged 3:47, which is five seconds per km quicker than last time. All efforts were good because it was quite hot.
I can think of a couple of positives about training in the heat. One is that our summer races are scheduled for the hottest part of the afternoon so adaptation to hot conditions is important if you want to race well; another is that people who develop heat tolerance perform better over long races especially the marathon. And it's good discipline.
But make sure you have adequate fluid intake each day. You need more water than you think. And please ignore some of the poor advice around at the moment about hydration being over-rated.
Groovy Escher lego: New km circuit to suit Ken and me
I will run downhill all the way; Ken volunteers to do the reverse and run uphill.
Many of the speedygeese are on holidays, some down the coast with many other Canberrans, some visiting parents and other relatives around the country and around the world. Stay safe, and enjoy the jogging, swimming andopartying; and we will see you fresh and relaxed in the new year.