Todo reflexo do meu atual desempenho no ciclismo, é graças a minha preparação para a corrida. .
Nesse segundo semestre de 2017 busquei aprimorar mais na corrida de longa distância e focar firme na musculação. Fiz treinamentos específicos para fortalecimento do meu core, ponto fraco nas minhas corridas de longa distância, que é uma região ainda mais exigida no ciclismo. Além da musculação adicionei os treinos no remo seco, que auxilia muito no trabalho de força nas pernas e também fortalecendo da região do core.
Sem esse treinamento meu desempenho não seria o mesmo, e sem alinhar com uma boa alimentação (Muitas vezes negligênciada) eu não chegaria nem perto dos resultados atuais.
Sigo firme me dedicando aos treinos e busco evoluir no tempo certo sem pular etapas. Evoluir é preciso, mas existe escalas para seguir.
#medalmonday is for the 150 Mile Fall Challenge. Between September 5th abd December 4th I completed 373.5km (233.45 miles)! This was my first virtual run and doing it with a group if friends was pretty fun and kept us on track!
@geales started this journey years ago but finally saw the fruits of her hard work. Our sights are set on different goals now, but here is her story on breaking 3:
I ran my first marathon as a sophomore in college (almost 10 years ago!) With nothing but my high school cross-country training and LOTS of Runner's World articles about a first marathon to help me train, I ran the most painful 26.2 miles of my life. I also ran a 3:35 that day, qualifying for Boston, which made me wonder how much further I could push myself.
In the last 9 years, I whittled my time down to 3:11 at Boston, and then 3:07 at Chicago, giving me the sub-3 bug. I tried twice more -- both at CIM (2015 and 2016) but I failed. I was still self-coached, but I wanted to see how far I could go with serious training.
I decided to bite the bullet, and reached out to a few coaches I'd seen listed in blogs. The thing that stood about from James was that, while the other coaches responded to my inquiry with a canned email, James called me in something like 15 minutes.
In the last year that I've worked with James, the workouts I've completed have pushed me to my limits. The biggest change, though, is that somewhere along the way, I stopped doubting. I see them as challenges, and know that James knows what he's doing. Mentally, this has made me so much stronger than I've ever been. In the two races he's coached me through -- Boston and CIM, again! -- I've walked away knowing that I ran smart and knowing that I gave it my all. In CIM this year, I blew my expectations out of the water. I negative split (YAY! It works!) and ran a 2:57. There were so many moments during the race when I thought of the crazy but purposeful workouts we'd done, and it seemed to literally powered my legs forward. Working with @mckirdytrained has no doubt made me a better athlete, and I'm excited to see where it we go next.