February will be a month of tough discipline. Although I maintained good volume over Christmas, it was mostly all pretty relaxed running and definitely not much speed work. The beer and trimmings that I indulged in heavily over the 'off season' will be gone, and I'll be consistently hitting the track and altitude chamber 2-3 times a week to sharpen up and lean up for the race. Hopefully I will be time the peak perfectly.
In other news, Shona Stephenson and I had our first Ultra Training Australia camp on the weekend. All the clients were so positive in their feedback of the day. There were lots of things Shona and I will learn for the next camp as well. I really enjoyed being able to instruct my group 'on the trails', giving tips and tricks on how to tackle certain sections and legs of the course. I was very impressed how engaged the entire group were in the seminar too. I hope they all took something valuable out of the day.
|A 'teachable moment' with the UTA gang cruising into Dunphys|