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april highlights: started posetech running, started coaching crew, another TI clinic, bought a heart monitor...
Sunday, April 27. The full report.
In other news, yes...I've been very lazy about my journal. Missed the whole month of March. I sold my house, coached a TI Triathlon clinic in Tucson, went to a conference in Portland and then started a huge moving process. I have been running and swimming consistently but with some new twists. After coaching the TI tri workshop I wanted to try out some of the running technique that was used in the clinic. The techique is called PoseTech and it really is quite a different style than conventional running. You lean forward a lot more, focus on pulling your foot and leg up rather then striding and work towards higher, lighter turnover. The technique is great but I also an trying out the Maffetone Method which has you training sub-anaerobic threshold. Although I can stay way below my threshold in swimming, running has been a challenge. I went from doing 5:30-6:00ish miles to more like 9:00 miles in order to stay under my threshold which is 148. So...I can't go all out PoseTech since I should shoot my heart rate way up while I'm learning the new technique. I have to do the Maffetone stuff for four months in order to get more cardiovascularly fit. Hopefully this will put me in a better position for next year's pentathlon season.
Looks like I'll be starting to row and coach rowing again at Greenlake. Stay tuned...