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I have been doing my best to keep my ears closed. It seems the buzz over the upcoming Paris To Ancaster race is surfacing. I decided to skip it this year. Although registration is still open and when everyone starts getting excited about a race, then I want to join in on the fun too! I try to remember that P2A has pretty much been a miserable cold, windy and muddy ride that I curse every year. Yet somehow I always managed to sign up for it again. This is me putting my fingers in my ears and lalalallalala'ing while walking away. No P2A this year! None of that! I think....
Which brings me to my less than traditional training program. I ran hard last night. Real. Frackin'. Hard. It was great! I broke one of my cardinal training rules - Train Alone. I joined up with the Road Rebels and took the lead with a phenominal runner that set a pace at a level just above mine. I stuck to it and held on to the pace the entire way. Instead of my normal 65-70% perceived exertion, I was running closer to 80% the whole way. I joined the running group to surround myself with better runners than me, So I could learn from them and get me to the next level. I say, Bring it.
I know, not traditional training plan material but I have a solid base to work from. It's time to get out of the comfort aerobic zone and see what this body can handle. The next 3 months is going to be alot of fun. For instance, after that tough run I hit the pool for a nice tempo swim. A bit shorter than usual, but better than nothing. I'll take it easy Thursday night and just the same Friday is rest day.
Run - 1:05hrs
Swim - 0:50hrs