If you are new to this blog, thanks for visiting. Please take a moment to read this post explaining the training diary format. I hope you find something enjoyable, interesting, challenging, and/or amusing in these pages. Dave :)
Gym Session - Physiologic Gym.
Took an extra day off today as legs pretty trashed from the Mt Barney/heavy gym session combo. As we are nearing the end of 2017 I sat down instead to write down my training goals for 2018. It is really important to set yourself clear goals at the beginning of a training cycle to help keep you motivated, to keep your training specific, and to reward yourself with a fun or challenging event. Here are my goals for the first half of 2018:
I only had an hour so did the ride up to the top of Beechmont Road and back. Love this ride, so close to home and such a fun road.
Gym Session - Home Gym
3 rounds of:
Speed Session/Fitness Test
3x1.1km on a slightly hilly road circuit. 3:54/3:55/4:00 (Ave pace 3:40/km). Very hot middle of the day.
This is a session I repeat often during the year. I know that when I am in good shape I can do the intervals under 3:30 for 5 reps so clearly I have some work to do in the coming months.
Hellfire pass with Caine. a good run of only 12km but with 700m of elevation, so making it a pretty solid effort. We were welcomed by an afternoon storm for the final climb, offering some cooling rain. Felt motivated to push the pace a bit on this final drag to the finish.
Amanda and I took advantage of the Active and Healthy program here on the Gold Coast and attended a Handstand Workshop hosted by the amazing Morgan Rose Moroney from AMPM. Flexibility and gymnastics skills in general are something I love and have always wanted to be able to do, but honestly have always really sucked at. I think years of single plane of motion endurance sports have taken their toll. I am really enjoying challenging my body and mind in this new direction.
This blog is a great place for me to connect with people, whether they are physio clients, coaching clients or other people who have stumbled upon the site. In the past I have been guilty of not updating the blog regularly and this is something I want to rectify in 2018. I have decided the best way to do this is to make a weekly commitment to post on the blog. To keep me accountable I am going to make the blogs in the form of a training diary, outlining my own training, showing my philosophy of training and how it continues to evolve, and showing that I do (try to) practice what I preach. Each week I will focus on one aspect of the training week and include a longer piece about this. This could be on any topic - injuries, training, nutrition, recovery, event reports, interviews, key exercises, training sessions - basically anything that occurs to me or I get questioned about during the week. In this way I hope to keep the blog fresh, interesting, personal, and above all useful. I really welcome feedback and if you would like anything specifically covered in a blog post please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Running! Dave :)