I am all ready and packed for my Europe trip (well almost). It was a hard and cold end to my winter training block. I couldn’t be happier with how I have improved from the beginning of the year. It is so nice when you work so hard and you can see the improvement in your training. But I need to say that it is not easy to drag yourself out of your warm bed in the freezing cold and go suffer 4-6 hours of training every day. The getting out there is hard, but I honestly enjoy every minute of the training.
My running training has been going very well. I have been doing some crazy track sessions lately. My hardest track session that I have ever done in my life was a week ago. It started off like this: 4x1000m, 2x2000m and to end off a killer set I did a 4km that caused me the most pain I have ever felt in running. My body was so sore after that session it felt like a 10 ton truck has driven over me and then reversed only to repeat that about 5 times. This is just one of the crazy sets that I have been doing. My coach Lindsey Parry didn’t care if I was dying or if I was already dead. He just said, “Bru, that’s good running”. Thanks to Lindsey for being there when I was dying and when I was dead he was there to pick me up and say “Good session”.
This past week I did my 3km time trial and I am getting faster every time I do it. I ran a 9:26 in a big wind.
I will be leaving the country tomorrow night. I will first spend a week at our training base in Slovenia and will prepare for my first World Cup race in Tisaujvaros, Hungary. It’s going to be a hard opening race for me but I believe I am ready.
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Thanks for all the support. I will race hard over there.
Keep on 😉