Here’s my first attempt at making a training video which documents some of the workouts and fun we at the MOD squad have undertaken the last few weeks. There’s not a lot of material but it’s a good start and now that I know that IMovie isn’t scary voodoo, I hopefully will be making more of these. I know that watching videos is way more fun that reading lines and lines of text.
It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through the dryland season – it feels as if there’s still so much left to do in order to be ready for the fall races. And yet, I feel stronger and faster than ever before. Yeah, I say this every year; but for serious, it seems this year we’ve really identified all the gaps in past training and have filled them with great, innovative workouts. And the training markers are showing success – 100m and 200m speed times, strength markers, TTs, etc. We’re getting into the realm now where we need to start putting things together with more comprehensive workouts that are going to be more taxing and challenging.
This weekend Alison and I are going to Bellingham to run a 12km trail race; I love getting into running races because running has always been a challenge for me, yet the high intensity will provide a great accompaniment to all the other work we’re doing.
On a side note, a big thank you goes to my friend and equipment innovator Jon Fewster over at Madshus in Seattle, who hooked me up with some new rollerskiing poles to replace my soggy old ones (see the photo on Fasterskier). What a difference in power transfer with those rigid Nano Carbon race poles on the pavement – Thanks Jon!
Enjoy the video: