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Discussion: You are disproportionately faster in the forest :)

in: biddy; biddy > 2017-02-06

Feb 6, 2017 10:28 PM # 
Also, maybe currently in a strength rather than speed training phase?
Feb 7, 2017 1:49 AM # 
What was your PB for the 3 km, B? Sorry to hear you're feeling frustrated. You need to find a pacer maybe?
I agree with Jenny about your amazing terrain running!
Feb 7, 2017 2:04 AM # 
Also, maybe currently in a strength rather than speed training phase

I've been in a weight training phase for the last few years, I've been seeing some impressive gains.
Feb 7, 2017 2:16 AM # 
Yes I agree with Jenny! I think you also have a great ability to navigate really well while running close to your top speed (while others have to slow down a lot)
Feb 7, 2017 3:54 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
13.08 was your Canberra time, so close not worth bothering about. Your also doing plenty of longer runs, so dont expect to much speed ATM
Feb 7, 2017 6:21 AM # 
I agree with Jenny and and Bun that you have the skills really suited to O racing. And it looks like you are doing good summer training, but like Jim said not necessarily aimed at speed. It you want to improve speed maybe try really short sprint intervals? I remember Kay got me to doing something like 10-20 x 15-20sec flat out sprints with long recoveries to improve pure speed and I think it helped, and also shortish intervals around 400m..
Good luck :) It looks like there are great things going on in SA O with Stefano!
Feb 7, 2017 6:52 AM # 
You did a hilly run the day before and weren't feeling good for this one, so it sounds like it's not a bad time. On a good day you would probably kill it.
Feb 7, 2017 7:08 AM # 
I think you just have the same one-speed legs as me, which can work really well on cascades. not so awesome on a running track.
Feb 7, 2017 7:12 AM # 
{words of encouragement}
Feb 7, 2017 11:53 AM # 
Thanks all for the kind words and thanks Jim for reminding me I wasn't that off my time from last year.
I never give up when faced with frustration. I always think how I can improve and yesterday was no difference. I don't usually feel down about running but yesterday I was having a bad day.
Feb 9, 2017 11:37 PM # 
It's called "specificity." Just running as such will not get you faster.
Also hard to get a PB whilst running every day.
In Feb you're probably not aiming for speed anyway, so don't worry. Plan speed training later on if aiming for sprint O as a priority.

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