Friday, February 15, 2008

Track work: Love/Hate Relationship

Just like Bree Wee wrote, If you can't do it in training, how the hell are you going to do it in a race?

The past couple of seasons I have not put in track time and my results have clearly shown this. I keep typing all the time about how I have time to train more this year and you might be sick of it, but I tell you what, I can't be any happier that I am able to get very specific as of this point. Yesterday I went down my local track for the following set:

20 min w/u
6 x 200 m on 1 minutes holding 32sec
4 x 1000m on 3:05 with 200 recovery
4 x 200m same as above
= 6,000 meters

Now this really hurt as there was a nasty gust of wind that just killed me on the straight away. Yes, I did have the advantage downwind, but having the burn from upwind was horrible. I finished the set and was very pleased with the work I have done to get me to this point. I really love the pain associated with track work and busting out the ugly face now so I don't have to reveal it to the public during races. Next week the set gets longer and I can't wait for it, but then I wish I could skip the day entirely.


BreeWee said...

Good Job Cotter, now you can destroy the swim and bike at Honu this year and NOT get caught on the run! Are you doing Honu?
Hope you and Lindsay had a great V-day!

James Cotter said...

Bree, it is so nice being able to train again and be consistant! I have forgotten how exhausted you can become being able to train daily. I think I will skip Honu this year but 90% sure I will be at Lavaman. Hope your V-day went well also. We are doing ours tonight.