Great, long training session yesterday

I could barely walk after yesterdays, long and hard training session up by our training base. I am getting such a good acclimatization effect now, that the running times are moving down to sea level range. The effect of this is that you have the…

same muscluar, external stress as sea level plus all the extra internal stress because of the altitude. Add to that great running conditions (nice, soft cinder) and climate, so that you end up adding work to each session. You end up as a very, very tired runner πŸ™‚

But it feels nice afterwards, because you know you are working and progressing. I have the ability to absorb training extremely well. It is my strength. Therefore, the extra altitude stress does not break me down as with some other athletes. It only makes me better for each single session.

We are ready for some more track workouts next week. Hopefully the times will drop as much there as for the off-track work. The altitude of the track is also a bit lower then our training base.

All well from Bolivia,