星期三, 1月 21, 2009

Excitement is Over

Excitement is over, back to training!
Sometimes race can mess up my training consistency, especially long distance races as we need taper period and recover period. So far I don't have schedule for races in Feb, but already signed up 2 10k races in March, and foresee a half-marathon and a full marathon in April before heading for my 1st ultra.

My training is progessing, but last cycle (4 weeks a cycle) did not meet my target mileage, hope to achieve it in current cycle. Coming up there will be very interesting and tiring programs, such as

Mid-day Run/Workout ~ Weight training/hill run/tempo run to be carried out during lunch hour.

Back-to-Back LSD ~ Split a full marathon distance running in Saturday and Sunday consecutively to train the muscle continue running even with tiredness and soreness.

4-5 hours Weekend Run ~ Run through the wall.

Log 100km or more a week ~ Log as high mileage as possible.

My schedule is plan up to the taper period, but haven't consider the time off for unexpected circumstances e.g. bad weather, sick, feeling weak, busy with work, family members may need extra care, etc... All these tend to affecting me from sticking to the training schedule, but they are 1st stage of challange in running a ultra that cannot be running away.

KEEP GOING!

4 則留言:

慧沁 Wai Sum 提到...

I am wondering how do you train for your ultra? what will be the longest distance that you need to run before the race?? interesting...

blueameba 提到...

i think most is 5-hour long run, but need to do it back-to-back, lets say 5hour on Sat then another 3hour on Sun...

you will see me more often running on Sunday liao :)

慧沁 Wai Sum 提到...

good good, then Ben and I can try to follow you :-)
this sunday running also? or start from next Sunday?

blueameba 提到...

sunday run starts 8 feb, this & next sunday still at kampong :)

thanks, i definately love running companion!