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Hills, hills and more hills!

Posted Jun 13 2009 12:00am

After my day off after the race I got right back into training. We are preparing for Corner Brook this weekend and Lausanne in 6 weeks which are both hilly courses so this week was all about grinding out the climbs! We did 2 x the Willis Point climb over and back on wednesday, a hilly run on thursday which was the "harder than Hamish Carter" loop which we figure is just under 2km...I did 3 of those...not feelin too hot! Found it a little hard to breathe...allergies i guess. Then friday we did a brick workout with a hilly first 50 mins then some skills on the field and then more riding with 2 times the broadmead loops with efforts on the climbs and then maintain the effort over to lochside trail where we transitioned onto the run with 30 sec hard and then I just jogged it out for 30 mins. Saturday was ride day. We rode almost 3 hours with 4 times the Sayward loop (big hill) and then over to Hartland dump for 3 times a 5 min steep climb. Sunday we had a swim in the AM which was over 4km in wetsuits to prep for corner brook. We did the perimeter of the lakes at thetis then 1 hard 900m loop then a 400m straight out to the island as fast as you can. That was a great swim for me. The later in the afternoon we met at lochside for 600m repeats which didn't go so well for me...i did 6 expecting to descend but that didn't happen...again i found it hard to breathe only this time like really hard...i think its because we were just tucked so close in the forest because when i did my transition onto the bike it got a lot better. I did 10 min hard off the run to prepare for Du's and I rode over to seamist hill ...STEEP 2 min climb where i did 3 repeats and rode back to lochside and cooled down then went to the ocean to ice my legs. It was a tough week! This morning was just a 3km swim nothing too hard except swimming with a bucket dragging behind me for a few 50's! haha.

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