Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Marathon Training In The Spotlight!
Marius Bakken session;
8 x [ 1min-45 sec-30 sec-15 sec] with 15 sec Rec between each, at 10K pace
Me and Tess headed for the Queen's Jubilee nature trail in the dark to test out my new mega powerful Magicshine 816.
There is a great wooden boardwalk loop which is about 400m, ideal for some fast action.
Without my torch its pitch black out here at night, with only the moon and stars shinning dowm=n.
The fact that a murdered women's body was found under the board walk a couple of years ago didn't really enter our minds as we set off in the darkness with only the Magicshine torch for company!
The magicshine is really powerful and I was able to run at full speed with out any problem.
Both Tess and me had a great time blasting round the nature trail in the dark.
Tess soon worked out I had 15 sec recovery between each effort, so she sprinted past me every time at 12 secs to get a jump on me!
After 40 mins we were both knackered, so it was time for home!
This was very good training for the upcoming Torchlight 5K on the 19th Jan.
Missed Ben's text [sorry Ben] so headed out with just Tess for company.
We went over the big sandhills but took it real easy until the last mile back on the road, where we picked the pace up towards 6 min mile speed!
Total time 1 hour 48 mins