Hey friends. So it's been quite some time since I've written anything but at the conclusion of my season I just wanted to get as far away from track as possible.. Aside from watching Pan Ams and Diamond League and all that stuff of course.. Basically I just wasn't training or talking about it. With my offseason quickly coming to an end I figured now was as good of a time as any to officially close the 2014/2015 chapter of my track career and move on.
If you've been reading along or if you know me at all, you'll know that this was my first full season training as a middle distance runner. During my indoor season I ran a PB in every event that I ran and even dabbled in the 1000m a couple times. From start to finish, aside from the decrease in weight, noticeable loss of muscle mass, and failing to qualify for the CIS championships I really don't have much to complain about and everything went basically as planned.
My outdoor season was a bit of a different story. I opened my season with a 1500m simply because I couldn't find any 800m races until a couple weeks later. It was a whatever race and it was just nice to get back into the racing atmosphere even though I ran a pedestrian 4:14. I opened my 800m season with a PB by almost a full second but after that I gradually got a little slower each race as my body broke down and just told me "I don't wanna play no more". There were varying reasons why I believe I never improved on my season opener but I think it was only my last 2 or 3 races where my body had just really had enough. Based on my workouts I think there was a time period that I was more than capable of running a PB but the trouble was I didn't race in that time period simply because there were no meets for me to enter. Basically I missed my peak so that kind of sucks.
Regardless of my frustrating outdoor season I still made some very important progress in terms of endurance and strength and contrary to what some people think my speed is still there, maybe I'll run a 300m next year or something to prove it. As of right now I am DEEP into my offseason which will be 3 weeks long at it's conclusion. It has been filled with minimal physical activity except for water skiing, high quality tennis (kidding), and doing below average work for below average pay for whoever needs a hand. I've also been replenishing some very important carbs via a fine product from Molson so I think that'll prove to be very beneficial moving forward.
I'm already fully focused on indoor season next year (I won't be running XC, don't be ridiculous) and I will be going through a coaching change from Dave Weston to Matt Loiselle starting on Monday because Dave has moved back to the homeland to live the dream. I attribute my improvement over these last 2 years to Dave's well structured workouts and witty and well timed verbal abuse, he sure knows how to toughen a guy up. I've already received my schedule for the week from coach Matt so starting on Monday we'll be diving right back into it with a booming weekly total of about 30km to make the legs remember how to run. It's been quite the ride this season and I'm very excited to get going again. That's all for now friends.
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