March 23, 2015 - Making Progress Post Pregnancy
On route to pb at 2015 Bazan Bay 5km.
It’s incredible to think I’ve been a mom already for eight months. Time has flown by and we finally feel like we’re getting the hang of being parents, until a new stage arises. Theo is an awesome baby and I’m having so much fun watching him change and grow each day.
As for training, things have being progressing really well since I got my core and stability in check. I built back slowly with just easy running until December, when I started back with workouts. I’m almost back to full volume – about 90 per cent – and my speed and intensities are coming back faster than we expected but I still have some work to do at 1,500m race pace. Since I didn’t get my usual full fall of base training, I had to do a mini preparation phase of endurance training and tempo runs. However, with the race season quickly approaching, we had to start adding in intensity if I want any chance at getting fit enough to race a summer season. So, we started with a training approach that gets you the biggest bang for your buck, a series of VO2 max workouts (intervals of four to six minutes hard with equal rest) every seven to 10 days, mixed with tempo runs for aerobic threshold training and short speed or short hills to improve running economy. That helped get my fitness back on track and now we are starting to get into more 1,500m race paced work where my body is remembering what lactic acid feels like. Ouch!
Oct 27, 2014 - Back to Basics
June 4, 2014 - Taper Time
April 30, 2014 - Addicted to Biophilia
Mar. 26, 2014 - Introducing my new coach: Ricky Bobby
Feb. 20, 2014 - Half Way
March 12, 2015 - Q&A: Hilary Stellingwerff on her training post pregnancy and the 2015 season, Canadian Running Magazine
May 2, 2015 - Payton Jordan Invitational, Stanford, CA
May 14, 2015 - Oxy High Performance, Eagle Rock, CA
May 30, 2015 - Speed River New Balance Inferno Track and Field Festival, Guelph, ON
June 8, 2105 - Harry Jerome International Track Classic, Vancouver, BC
June 10, Victoria Track Classic, Victoria, BC
March 8, 2015 - Bazan Bay 5km, Sidney, BC
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