This has always been a routine I used to follow back in the days when I was somewhat fitter and more motivated into racing and results… I would pick up a highly motivating album wich a few key songs and would always listen to it during hard sessions!
Even years after I can get fully energized while coming across such songs on the radio or in a shop…impressive subconscious effects!
Anyway I used Daft Punk to prep for 2016 Gold Coast marathon… and I just started using the same playlist this month for Kona17.
25k in 1h40 with 3k warm up and 3k cool down. Starting to get back into shape!
Obviously for someone who can sweat up to 2 liters per hour this is a biased measurement… yet, it makes A HUGE difference as everybody knows…
That was me on 31st of March…after PRP injection and a couple (maybe more…probably 4+) months doing not much except sitting and eating 🙂
It took me until July / August to get back to 88kg…and I kicked off Kona training in Sept. with 2 swims per week (2k each, evening…) and 3 rides a week. So weight is gently dropping which is good.
Calf strain that prevented me from running for 2 weeks in August and 2 weeks in September seems to be fixed now. For sure running at 83-84kg does not put the same stress on the calves than pushing at 88kg+
2 weeks to go. Taper will be reduced to 5 days given it’s a 30 days training plan anyway. Plus the objective is the Underpants run and to have a good marathon at the Ironman. Swim & bike will the warm-up.