Monday, May 12, 2014

Oxy High Performance meet this week!

Last week was a solid week of training for myself and the rest of NJNY.  For me, there was no racing, just training.  With the racing season really starting to gear up these next few weeks, it's important not to get away from good, hard training sessions, but to train smart and not kill your body before meets.  So we went back to our standard three workouts throughout the week.

On Monday we worked on our strength, while mixing in some speed.  Wednesday I did a tempo, and on Friday we did some 800 meter specific work to get our bodies ready for this week's meets.  My body is feeling great.  There are the occasional bumps and bruises that pop up during training, but every athlete gets that.  It's important to maintain awareness about your body even as you start backing off the amount of training that you are doing.  All it takes in one little injury to turn into something much bigger.

This week I'll be racing at the Oxy High Performance Meet just outside of LA.  It's a great meet for us to go out and try to run some real fast times!  I'm hoping to pop out a PR on Thursday night, but the most important thing is to continue to progress with racing tactics and to check to see where fitness is at.  You may even see me rocking the Hoka kit for the very first time!!

Here is my training from last week...

May 5 - May 11

2x1000 (2:55, 2:50), 2x200 (24.8, 24.9), 1x400 (50 sec), 2x1000 (2:55)
Weight Session
Mileage: 9.5

8 mile recovery run

4 mile tempo (5:40, :30, :20, :10)
Weight Session
Mileage: 10

8 mile recovery run

1x550m, 2x300 (sub-800m pace)
 Mileage: 8
11 mile long run

8 mile recovery run

Total Mileage: 62.5

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