Why I love the Olympics...
b/c of posts like this => Is it going to be Javier or Vanessa?
On the 'training' front, I add up the hours last week and it turned out to be 13.5 hours (12.5 hr aerobic exercise). Not too shabby.
Today, over coffee, I was sharing with a friend how I don't feel like I am training. It was quite funny b/c anyone can see 12.5 hr, compare to average joe, is a lot. I just so happen to have less schedule and have more fun time in the pool, on the bike and on the road. I guess since I ain't doing an Ironman, I don't see myself as training.
Anyways, today's 'training', fun fun stuff. Hill repeats. As always, I have doubts as to how my body will perform considering yesterday I did a long run.
Speaking with Darren on Sat, he suggested that I don't set limit for my hill repeats. Work on leg strength and let the heart rate soar.
Right off the bat, my legs were feeling the fatigue from the long run.
I wasn't holding back but I wasn't going all out. Well at times, it felt like I was going all out. I ran up the hill seven times.
A lot of huffing and puffing going to the top. Zones wise, I was hitting Z3 a lot. I touched the tip of Z4 (181 HR max). I got a feeling that muscle fatigue rather than the heart prevent me from staying in Z4.
By the fifth set, there was a lot of contemplation of settling just doing six. I never run seven before. Body is tired. I should give the legs some rest. The legs though, were holding quite well. As I ran down the sixth set, I thought, why not, just do one more for kicks.
My legs were done. I was running in Z1 back to the community center. I don't have to pace myself to keep my HR down. My legs were already doing that (tired).
I ran back to the community center and hit the pool. Woah, I am done. My plan was do a few sets and drills in the pool. I ended up swimming 1 km (500 m w/ pull) and called it a day.
All in all, I am content.