My intent was to post more on this training camp, as I love it when other athletes post about training camps. After the first few days of training I was pretty smashed and just couldn’t muster up the energy to post. Really bummed I didn’t take pics, but with the volume coming down the next few weeks, I should have the energy.
The training camp was 2 blocks of 7 days on/3 days recover. I needed every second of the 3 days off to get ready for the second block. The camps was more Phil Maffetone meets Arthur Lydiard. Lots and lots and lots of training and pretty low intensity. There would be one run session a week that would smacked pretty hard, but every thing else was bigger duration at aerobic intensity.
We had some great sessions in block 2 being able to take big chucks of time out of previous efforts done in block one at same heart rate values. The goal in block two was just get in the time while keep our HRV stable which was done. Now with the final four weeks coming up there will be selected days were the goal will be to smack the hell out the session.
HRV for week
So here is a small recap of the past 7 days.
What we looked like post training
My favorite ride down into Piha
Great climb up Lone Kauri Rd
Little piggy loving his custard square
Our twice weekly 30-35km running route
My favorite burger joint, Burger Fuel
Off to Christchurch tomorrow for the final few weeks. Lindsay arrives on the 20 and I can’t wait. I have missed that sexy piece of work.