Wednesday, November 02, 2005
A Day at the Track.....today.
...not Flemington yesterday!
After finishing the morning HSC supervision at Chev., all I had to do was walk down to the track; very nice having an entire track to oneself every Wednesday!
I took Ewen's second option because (1) I couldn't find enough of the original white distance markings to do 1500m and (2) the 2nd option was something I'd not done before., which was:-
20 minutes warm-up with 4x100m strides, stretches, walk around for 10 minutes.
3x 890m (890m = 2 full laps in Lane 7), with 10 minutes rest between each set.
Advised Pace : 5:30mins. for each 890m.
20 minutes warm-down with some stretches.
After so much rain over the last 3 days, it was terribly hot & humid when I started at 1:00pm . The wet grass had not been mowed, so a few dabs of white paint were needed (!) & the ground was quite soggy on the outer edges. I thought this a fairly hard session, especially towards the finish of each 890m when I would be completely out of breath; legs not tired at all, just hot & breathless at the completion of each 890m.
I let the monitor run for the entire time (1hour 25mins.), timing laps etc., & downloaded all data from the Polar monitor to the computer & now have an amazing collection of graphs, charts etc as proof of what happens during such an exercise! Fascinating stuff! The heart rate curve has giant spires reaching for the sky & then plummeting down to earth again! I have a lot to learn yet about this software - hours of fun!
I love the sort of training I'm doing right now, with Ewen at the helm & I quite enjoyed this session in spite of the heat, probably because it's over & done with fairly quickly & no pain later!! If I get a Report Card, I'll put it in here later.
Times for 3x890m laps are:- 2:25+2:33 = 4:58; 2:36+2:37 = 5:13; 2:34+2:30 = 5:04
Report Card in!
1) Comprehension 9/10
2) Interpretation 8/10
3) Feedback 9/10
4) Speed 8.5/10
(I was marked down in "Speed", I think because I ran too fast!! Imagine anyone telling me that!!!! One clear day, sooner rather than later, Chickybabe just might run out of sight on a dark night!)