For the past two weeks Tess and myself have been following a Percy inspired training program in the local sandhills!
This week :
On Tuesday we did 4 x 5 min loops in the sand dunes with 2 mins rec.
I worked out a route that inc fast running on smooth grass and a couple of challenging sand dunes.
Each lap took about a minute and a half, we just kept going until 5 mins pasted!
Tess kicked my butt!
At 11 years old Tess my Border Collie should be slowing down!
But on the contrary she seems to be getting stronger!
I struggled in the cold, running for almost two hours over the high ridges of the dunes!
Me and Tess hit the Dunes for 20 uphill sprints!
I was knacker but Tess was still :0] at the end!
I've been inspired by Percy Curutty since I read one of his books a couple of years ago.
He was a legendary coach from Australia.
Because I train in the same type of terrain, but more than that he pushed the limits of what was possible!
In a time when you were not meant to step outside of the imposed box of conformity!
He took training to a new level.
Introducing a program of tempo runs, hills sprints, strides, and weight training, a concept never accepted before!
All I can say is both Tess and myself feel invigorated by this more natural form of training!
WE ARE LEGEND!
YOU ME AND THE SETTING SUN :0}