Found a race that starts on flat and finishes on a mountain.
It’s a marathon race in Switzerland.See the full course.
Now for those who have not been to it, we do have one here. Once, last year. The PAU 60K Fort Magsaysay to Dingalan, Aurora Ultramarathon. I finished well in that race. Not on top, but within the smiling finishers.
Cut-off was 11 hours. I managed to finish in 10 hours and 27 minutes.
We actually can do this here in Metro Manila. Shotgun FINISH. Whatchusay, David Buban?
…starts a new cycle of training for me.
After thorough research and info gathering around the net over my new training plan, I found it to be just as nice and wise as it should be:
- it’s the right way to go
- it’s injury free
- it’s scientifically proven
I cooked it myself – having consulted my vast experience running. The principle was validated and tested against opinions and discussions among professional coaches.
Of course, this ones specific to me – to my type of running – specifically my pace and strategy.
- I am a negative splitter.
- I am not the typical fast guy.
- I am comfortable with the run-rest-run pattern.
- I am comfortable running under the heat.
This doesn’t mean it can’t apply to you. This also doesn’t mean that you can just copy what I have here.
Basically, the training would start with a base build-up for about 3 or 4 months depending on how consistent I will be. Take note that my body works on low mileage, high intensity work-outs, as opposed to the supposedly apparent idea of high mileage, low intensity one. The 4th or 5th month morphs into a base-LT training, which would include hills, pyramids and quarters on and off the track. I actually do like the roads better than the track oval. Yes, it’s a lot safer on a track, though.
Caveat: Training works well when combined with proper training nutrition, balanced sleeping pattern, and a healthy spirituality.
What do I get after these training?
- More endurance.
- Faster time.
- Leaner body.
By God’s grace, I hope to accomplish all this.