Quality training sessions
Hill pyramids: 2 x [1min hard/1min easy /2/2/3/3/3/3/2/2/1/1]
This was a great session on a rolling route with lots of little climbs. I enjoyed doing intervals based on time and on different terrain for each interval. It was different to my normal hill intervals and a good way to bring some variety into my training.
This run effectively replaces the interval sessions that I have been doing. It was at an intensity a little easier than a tempo run, but also pushing a little out of my comfort zone to do some faster running. I set an even pace and enjoyed moving a little more quickly on the trails.
I continued with my general strength and mobility program and I'm still pleased with how it's going. I also added back my first TRX session going back to basics and doing the exercises I first did when I started training with Ian.
Salomon Sense Mantra 2, Skechers GoRun Ultra, Nike Terra Kiger 2, Garmin Fenix2, 32Gi (Endure and Recover), Black Diamond Ultra Z-poles
140bpm (average heart rate)
A very solid week of training. It started out well with a long run in the mountains and continued with some double days and quality sessions at a lower intensity than normal. The goal now is for me to build my weekly volume and get the time on my legs. This week was a perfect start towards that.
|Getting started in a very wet and rainy Orsières.|
|Champex Lac - one of the most beautiful places I've been!|
|Leaving Champex Lac and heading down the valley.|
|The descent from La Giète to Trient - it was slow and slippery for me.|
|Catogne is an aid station on the UTMB route after a brutal climb from Trient.|