Had a grand ole time in Athabasca this past weekend for the Athabasca 8km Skating Time Trial!
I am starting to feel strong again after multiple years of dealing with back pain.
The reduction in volume and increased strength training is starting to show not only in how I feel while skiing and running but also in result sheets.
In the coming months a increase in plyometric based strength will be added to the program as base strength levels have improved to the point that I think we can see good gains with added plyometrics or a "good janking"
Went back to the oval this past weekend in Calgary and toed the line for the 1000m. It was a strong event for me as I was in the mix and felt in control and strong the full thousand.
My time while not lightening, it was good for 3:08.51 putting me #2 on the Athletics Canada national 2018 indoor ranking list in the 50 to 55 age group. Back in November, I did the Last Chance 1500m in 4:47.64 also putting myself #2 on the AC ranking list in the 50 to 55 age group.
Good start to the indoor season and will be looking to improve on these times, while we search for snow and more racing on the nordic side. On the training side the focus continues on short precise tempo runs running as fast as possible at a specific heart rate and olympic styled strength work increasing the weight as the body adapts.
So for now we will keep getting after it, see you on the trails or the oval.
Passionate runner and nordic skier who happens to own a run & ski shop!