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Training Log Archive: Jcgordon

In the 7 days ending Feb 3:

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Saturday Feb 3 #

X country (RACE) 4:42 [3]

1500 metres

The goal in this race was to push myself, and to start slow and work my way faster, and to kick early.

I definitely pushed myself to the limit today. I started slow and worked faster. The kick was not ideal though.

Starting slow and working faster is definitely a whole different beast of a race. Typically when I race I want to die at bout half way or just before, today I was feeling good at halfway and could even increase my pace to pass people. In the race I got behind 1 guy and I held on to him to the second last lap and tried to kick early and passed him, then he passed me and I crushed him in the last 60 metres of the race. I think if i had just ran my race and not overthought his race i would have been faster.

Quote- "John wick wasn't exactly the boogeyman... He's the man you call to kill the F==ing bookeyman."

Friday Feb 2 #

X country (RACE) 10:02 [3]

3 km race

The goals today were to push myself to the limit and to break 10 mins for 3 km. I accomplished the first goal but not in the way I would have liked. And I did not accomplish the second goal.
My mistakes in failing these goals were, a) Starting the race too fast, and b) waiting to use the last of my energy to the last stretch.
The first lap of the race was a hot 35 seconds, and I was feeling great! I was in front of the pack for the first 6 laps at least , which was a first for me, I don't think I have ever ran any part of a race where I was in the lead. So I was very energized off the start. Then I heard kip saying to calm down and relax and be smooth so I cooled off a little bit. Then this kid passed me on the corner and cut right in front of me! I was stepping on his heels and i was pissed. After that 2 more guys passed me and I tried to hang on to them but couldn't. So I ran the rest of the race essentially alone just trying to push myself harder and harder but be smooth at the same time. Before the final lap I passed the kid that cut me off and beat him, which I was pretty happy about! And I kicked it at the end.
What I should have done- was start the race slower, and use my kick 400 meters before I did. If I had done these things I have no doubt that I would have broke ten minutes and I am very disappointed in myself for not doing so.

Quote- "Beware the fury of a quiet man"

Thursday Feb 1 #

X country (thursday) 30:00 [3]

30 min off day run
Core strength

Nice run and strength, right hip flexor feels totally fine now, the pain seems to have migrated to the left hip flexor. I didn't notice it during the run, but trying to lift my legs for core strength was a struggle.

Quote- "Wolves don't complain about mondays"

Wednesday Jan 31 #

X country (wednesday) 50:00 [3]

20 run
15 elip
15 bike
strength (6kg)

Good workout. Working out with the team on wednesday is infinitely better than working out by yourself. Med ball was very difficult today!

20 min run
full active

Quote- "Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limits on what you can be, have or do"

Tuesday Jan 30 #

X country (pool) 45:00 [3]

6 mind of swimming and kicking
3x (3x 70s) + 15s
Deep end running

Good pool workout! I was struggling to breathe during swimming again, and had to take some gasps for breaths during the swimming.

"Lupis Intus"

Monday Jan 29 #

X country (steady surge) 50:00 [3]

20 min 4:15 steady 45 surge

Great workout. Great steady pace and a great surge! Definitely felt smoother and faster than any other Monday workout before.

"acta non verba"

Sunday Jan 28 #

X country (long run) 1:30:00 [3]

6 lunges
90 min long run

Good long run. Slow off the start, hip was still bothering me from yesterday. It toook me about 20 minutes to get good motion in the hip. After that the run flowed well.

"carpe diem"

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