Sunday, August 2, 2015

Annecy Taper Week : Day 7 : 10km Jog

Up early again to avoid the tourists, should have slept in longer. Out along the lake again and return through the old town, third market in a week, this time more than beautiful food.

I felt awful today on the run. It's often the case for me a couple of days before the first race. Part of the reason was low blood sugar from no breakfast. I never felt fluent, very uncoordinated. All up 10km in 45 minutes. I don't need to do any more today. Time to chill out.

Tomorrow morning we leave Annecy and head off to Lyon. We will take the slow road to Ugine and Albertville just because we didn't go there last year and I miss those towns at the other end of the bike path. After stopping off for diesel and provisions it's off on the fast road to Lyon. Will check into motel, go to TIC to register for competition, possibly have a trot in Parc Parilly on the cross country course although I won't do more than 5km all up in the day...see what the day brings.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Fete du Lac Annecy : Legend of Airs 2015

City2Surf Taper Week : Steve and Jane

Next weekend is City2Surf 14km. Very sad we can't do this year. Steve and Jane made the most of foul weather for their sets today. Jane 6,5,4,3,2,1 minute efforts. Steve 6 x 3 minute intervals. Poor Jane pulled up a little lame. No doubt she will be OK in a couple of days with some prodding. Steve ran a great set despite the wind. Many of his splits 3:30/km or better. That's a very good sign for next weekend.

Good luck to all.

Les Carnets de Carole Annecy

Annecy Taper Week : Day 6 : 1500m Tempo

Up not as early this morning, waiting for some drizzle to go away. Wore tri-suit and training shoes to protect my hamstrings and feet / calves as a precaution.

Fast warm up (<4:00/km) out along lake bike path to usual spot, 4 x 100m strides, 1500m 4:48 (1:32 (trop vitesse), 1:38, 1:37), cruise return to finish. Met Minnie near the old town by the lake, had some fun taking video in lanes, tunnels and shops.

The tempo too quick early so backed off. Felt great again. A little too much distance than I planned. It won't matter. I'm already 30% lower volume than what I'm used to. Will be fine by my first race after two light days. Tomorrow 10km easy with some strides. Monday 5km, maybe on cross country course in Lyon.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Les Carnets de Carole Paris (Tour de France)

Les Carnets de Carole Col du Marchairuz