Today I had a taste of the 'spice' in the new program, which I've named "Sugar & Spice"....sugar looks a bit light on it though!
Program with 'mixed spice' added :
2km warm-up @ 75% of MHR.
Drills, Rest, 3 x strides.
4 x 400m HARD! 3 minute walking recoveries.
Full recovery, then.......extra 'spice'...
1 x 800m HARD! Rest.
800m walk/jog warm-down.
Prelims all done!
4 x 400m....2:15.0 (went out too hard in first 150-200m & legs seized up before finishing!); 2:20.9 (over compensating);
I wasn't happy with these times, but a good experience for the future as to how to pace these repeats.
1 x 800m.......4:40 (10 seconds slower than on the AIS track , last Thursday night!)
I wasn't very happy with this either.
I started just after 8:00 a.m. after hearing the weather forecast for today : hot, 28 degrees & smoke filled skies from a bushfire; could hear the choppers overhead as they tried to monitor the blaze started by lightning last week in inaccessible ranges, somewhere between here & Katoomba.
I thought that getting up early, after an early night, might enable me to pull out a wonderful surprise for myself & Ewen! It was a surprise, but not quite what I had in mind!
Tomorrow, 'a spoonful of sugar' - rest!
Saturday, 'heavily spiced' program - 1500m Time Trial!