As doubles go, I think the 1000m indoor track race followed up by a 55km ski race may be a first, that I know of.
The 1000m Friday night was a seasonal best and while the Birkie the next morning was not, it was great to be out taking in the event. The Birkie was not a focus for me this year as I have been keying in on the shorter events and by short I mean between two and three minutes. So there was a light bonk on the trails.
The good news, the back withstood the Birkie up to 30km when fatigue set in but unlike other years, I was able to maintain position at a slower pace and was able to ski the full 55km.
Back on the track this weekend for a 1500m and then on the ski front we have the last Alberta Cup and then Nationals in Canmore to finish up the season.
Should be fun!
In that order.
Indeed there has been some time spent in the weight room, but also some time spent on the track and I am always a sucker for a race and toeing a line.
When I reduced intervals to 30 seconds I thought that was enough but shorter we go, ten seconds or less as I was still pacing at 30 seconds and wasn't get the pure speed work I wanted.
Its been quite good working different energy systems and the 1000m times are coming down, maybe we will see a sub three this Friday, too soon? We'll see:-)
Oh, almost forgot shortly after the 1km, switching sports for a 55k the next morning, just a light double!
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