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The receipt!

By July 8, 2015 2 Comments
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Patience, dedication and devotion.

In June after I started to run after the winter and my winter break I made my training schedule thinking of mount marathon. From the 1 june to 28 june I had 4 weeks to give all I had. And so I did.

It´s a nice feeling to make yourself so dedicated and in your own bubble. All I cared about was my training.

I learned a lot this winter on how I should train to improve. And as a runner who loves short and long, it´s so many ways!

For mount marathon I needed uphill strength and kind of a explosive one. That is one of my week side. I always find it hard to give 100 % and to really do this hard trainings. You know blood taste and the feeling that the heart will jump out from the chest,

I think one of the reasons I´not good on that is that I don´t have a background as an athlete. Until I was 25 I only moved around in the mountains, ran, skied and climbed because I love it!

I still do but I want to improve!

So before Mount Marathon I decided to focus on short hard training. I doubted I would enjoyed it, because I love these long days, but I found a good way for me.

3 times a week I did harder sessions working my Vo2 and speed for shorter distances. I did some vk´s and some interval session ( like 8×2 min, 4×4, 6x 3). I also did a flat 10 km a hilly but runnable 18 km race fitted in my schedule. As it was in my training I didnt see this as “races” so to say, I didn´t feel very fresh on the start line. But I guess that´s part of the training cycle that I found work for me. To have some intense week, never feel really on top but always strong and then rest and recover.

 

I thought I would miss the long days, so instead of doing long runs I planned for 1 or 2 days mountaineering in higher altitude. Still mountains and I that I love, you know snow, easy ridges and going on forever. After those day I took and easy day and then started the harder training again.

These weeks I did around 20-25 hours.

To have the race as a receipt on my training is very satisfying. Before I have never experienced this. I always complained to Kilian like” do you think I ever will be stronger? I´m always the same”

 

But now I think I have figured something out. Not that I think I will become significant stronger right now, but soon, maybe later this season, maybe to my winter season or next summer. But it´s so wonderful to know that it is possible. And to feel so good in a race as I did there, is so cool!

 

Cheers!

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Emelie

Emelie

Swedish mountain lover. Loves running and skiing, farming and baking! ❤

  • This is just the right way to approach to new goal.
    Your observations are correct, and the fact that you always look at your weak point, it’s the foundament of improvement.
    It’s so difficult to move away from usual behavior and way of training.
    Discouragement it’s the first impression and sensation, but just then start improvement.

    Another important thing it’s the observation of a coach, only in this way you can have a different point of view, and make a plan of e season.
    This is one thing i can’t have, ma for you it would be very important, maybe you already have…..and i don’t know.

  • This is just the right way to approach to new goal.
    Your observations are correct, and the fact that you always look at your weak point, it’s the foundament of improvement.
    It’s so difficult to move away from usual behavior and way of training.
    Discouragement it’s the first impression and sensation, but just then start improvement.

    Another important thing it’s the observation of a coach, only in this way you can have a different point of view, and make a plan of e season.
    This is one thing i can’t have, ma for you it would be very important, maybe you already have…..and i don’t know.