Thursday, January 21, 2010

50/50 Challenge Update

18 Days in and 109km run.

So far the challenge has been going well. I'm feeling good, running smooth and fast, however, now I'm running into a problem.

My legs are getting tight...

The smart thing would be to take more time, however, the ego/pride/stubbornness is making me want to push through. I know well enough that getting injured in January is DUMB, but I don't want to pass up on the challenge that quickly.

So far I've run 15/18 days. I needed to take a day off on Tuesday because the day off I took on Saturday I feel didn't do me justice because I went skiing for 4.5 hours doing moguls and sick jumps.

I haven't given up yet, but I have decided to put more focus on stretching and icing (something I've been neglecting). Its ridiculous how quickly fitness can come back. From only 2.5 weeks of running I'm feeling great and our run workout last night proves this. We did a fartlek workout (speedplay for those who don't know), and I was running with Matt. As we began he was saying that he wasn't going to be able to hold the pace we started at (3:30-3:40/km) and I decided that my goal for this workout was to keep consistent and do so (resulting in breaking him). 29 Minutes later, success. The whole workout I ran just shy of 8km in 29 minutes. which considering that has rest period, I'm pumped.

I've decided to change my interval pace. For the longest time I've stuck with 3:45min/km for running intervals, I've decided its time to push a little harder and move that down to 3:35-3:40. Mistake? We'll see.

After run we did AB RIPPER X, but more on that later.

7 comments:

jjwright said...

ice bath ice bath ice bath!!!!!! try it!

GSA said...

Nice you are back online, that video you poached from your buddy sent me into hysterics. The synthetic voices really add the final hilarious touch.

awight said...

You were flying last practice. You've inspired me to start running more.

Doug Giles said...

dare I admit that I haven't swum much after the 50/50 fall challenge due to injury?

Keep it safe Vince!

Vincent said...

Doug, don't say that! but I am considering slowing it down...

Ulyana said...

good stuff... hope tightness goes away!!!

Facundo said...

even if you take a couple of extra days off, you are surely going to be much faster than you were. Keep it smart (or smarter than me!)

Facundo