Haven’t posted anything in my old journal. Too much studying and other stuff was going on in life.
Had the pleasure of helping Pierrejean and his athletes to get around the city during the World Championship. It was a pleasure to help such nice people, and I’m glad that things came out good, even though one of his athletes had some minor accomdation problems here in the beginning.
Now I’m starting a GPP to prepare for the '06 indoors. Main thing in my training is to stay injury free, I don’t want to spend another year in rehab etc. Also I will spend a lot more time on the track and stretching, less in the weightroom.
My plan looks like this.
My first week 1 looks like this:
Week 1 intro of hill work
Monday Hills + core
Wednesday Hills + core
Week 2 I shall be introducing weights and med ball work.
Everything has been planned, now I only gotta work my plan. It’s more complicated than what I just wrote, too much to write anyway, gotta get some sleep you know.
I was extremely sore this morning, was even thinking about not runnning in the evening, but I ate a big lunch and all of a sudden the soreness was gone?
Sauna in the evening + cold shower
The only problem is that I’m not sure am I playing with fire by doing hill runs on a hill that has concrete, damn World Championships screwed my perfect grasshill. The steepness is quite perfect. it’s either that or a roughsand hill that is way too steep… Getting a massage tomorrow for my Legs.
We are all back safely from Helsinki, thanks for everything, we all greately appreciated your help. The boy has lost 4 kilos during the Champs, so you can imagine how the competition tired him. Hope to see you around again soon. I’ll try to give you some tips for your new Journal from time to time.
Are you running barefoot? If it’s the case : 2 dangers : 1) pains on plantar tendon if you are not used to, so you can work it on walking/specific drills on the sand 2) how can you go out barefoot in Helsinki, the most hostile and rainy and cold area on Earth??? Becareful of flue…
run 200m,walk 200 did that like 5 times?
Hip “openers” or what ever I should call them.
Had a very long cooldown:
jogged a few laps, then walked a few laps and did some light stretching for 30mins.
It was quite hot and humid (really PJ! ) this morning when I was training, but overall I felt really great.
First time I had sugar at all this week, and it was in my recovery drink. The cravings were horrible for a few days.
I’m not feeling that fatigued any more, and my stride length seems to be getting longer.
I saw the most cruelsome thing today when my training partner tore something while benching! He lost all the strength in his left arm and all of a sudden the weight just crashed on his chest! That HAD TO HURT! He’d been saying that the pains that he has been having are nothing nothing, and look what they resulted in. I feel bad for him. I haven’t seen him since he went to see a specialist, but most likely a surgery
Just came home from watching a fireworks contest, had to walk all the way home.
The alternative is slippy roughsandhills that are very steep! 50’ and higher and they’re never straight nor long enough.
Gotta say this, when I woke this morning I felt like hadn’t done ANYTHING yesterday, my body feels like I’ve been resting for a week… Maybe there’s some adaptation / my body is getting used to this stuff. Or maybe it has something to do with me eating a lot more than usual yesterday. Which is A LOT. Also I slept for 11hours last night!
Lovely weather so I spent the morning and daytime outside, there’s a senior-competition where I train so I won’t be doing tempo until like 20:00.