We are now back in Canada. The theme of the second week of our training camp in Budapest was speed endurance. And at this time of the season, speed endurance only means one thing. Time spent in the pain cave. Because it is early, and we haven’t done many speed endurance sessions I go into the sessions knowing that its going to hurt. For me, the key is being prepared for, and accepting of, the fact that its going to hurt. That way, I can get over the initial shock and concentrate on the technical things I need to focus on before all out survival mode takes over.
On the whole, I think that the second week, and the camp in general went well for me. We knew it was going to be tough and I was happy that some of my stronger sessions came right at the end of the camp. For me, that is a good sign that I’m adapting well to the training load and recovering from day to day.
We’ve had a few light days since getting back and I’m looking forward to getting back at it over the next few days and into the rest of the summer!