An update from the track

23 June 2015, 17:06

The World Transplant Games in Argentina are only 60 days away (thanks to the countdown on the official site, I can freak out on a daily basis!), and my training is into the "serious phase". I've been doing a ton of core and strength training since January, and I'm definitely seeing gains now in my core strength - certain exercises I could barely do a few months ago I'm now able to sustain for several minutes, and combined with the strict training diet, I'm seeing defined muscle groups as well.

New track spikes
My new Nike Rival Zoom D spikes, yay!

But as you'd expect for a track meet, I'm doing a lot of work on the track, too! So as a follow-up to my Transplant Story on audioBoom, I recorded a training update from Mile End track the other week, heavy breathing and all!

I've also seen my lap times come down somewhat, but on the particular night I recorded the above, I found a 3min 800m frustratingly out of reach, no matter how hard I tried. But the following week, I was able to hit them no problem at all, and I couldn't quite figure out the reason, until a friend pointed out how hot and humid it had been on the 10x 800m night! A-ha! So let's hope that along with the cool weather in Mar del Plata, it'll be low humidity as well...

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  1. Best of luck to you on your final bit of preparation. Also those are awesome shoes!

    Scallywag    23 June 2015, 18:58    #
  2. You go, Girl! Cindy, Sandy, and I are more than ready to cheer you on to some golds! And James, too, of course.

    — Mom    24 June 2015, 12:59    #

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