Throw caution (and computers….GASP!) to the wind and listen to the body! An almost holistic training protocol, in my opinion.
The heat and humidity has been setting daily records down here, so trying to hit specific numbers, day in and day out, is pointless.
It would do nothing but lead to frustration, overreaching, and possibly a touch of “repeated overexertion” syndrome 😉 .
Plus, this block is really about acclimation. Its been a few years since I have been healthy enough to race in the heat and even longer since I’ve had a true desire to do so well.
When this block began, I had some serious work to do as far as teaching my body how to handle the great outdoors, with all its humidity glory, and the only real way to do that safely was to just put in some old-fashioned time.
BUT…I am still a numbers girl. A data junkie. A quantitative freak of sorts.
I have to constantly double-check myself. To be sure what I’m “feeling” is right.
I was supposed to pitch the computers 3 weeks ago when this began. I couldn’t do it. I’m not “there” yet.
I have yet to master the ability to trust myself.
It’s coming though, in time.
3 weeks to raceday…Houston, TX
Run Happy, My Friends!