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Video killed the radio star

July 26, 2007

       I’m really looking forward to my next race.  Preparations have gone very well and I only have 2 more days until showtime.  The meet website is http://www.sport.be/kbcnacht/2007/eng/ and I’ve been checking it non-stop the last couple of days waiting for heats to come out.  I got word that the Heusden Start Lists won’t be out until Friday at noon.  I figure my 13:23PB or 13:29SB will put me towards the front of the B section.   I hope whatever section I’m in there will be a group going out in a shade under 8:00 for 3000m. 

      Someone asked to know a little more about my training.  Here’s a workout that I did on Monday.  The workout consisted of 300, 500, 500, 1000, 500, 400, 300, 200.  We had 45 seconds rest everywhere except for on either side of the KM where we took 3.5 minutes.  The intention of this workout is to maintain our fitness and 5000m rhythm for the weekend.  We practiced getting out fast and then settling into race pace and then picking it up a little of the back end.  My splits were 43, 1:18, 1:19, 2:39, 1:18, 62, 45, 28.  It was pretty fun to do the workout for Flocasts.  Last week I dropped a season low of 120km for the week.  I think that was a key reason for me running a PB in the 1500m as my legs felt fresh.  I will continue with that sort of volume this week and do one more sharpening session of 200’s before the race.

      Leuven is a cool town and its pretty crazy the number of North American athletes here.  Every time I go for a run I meet up with someone else on the trails.  Here are a few pics of town.

Paul and Luke in the Oud Market which is right behind the Church and from this pic you can see how intricate the detail is.

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6 Comments
  1. Dave permalink
    July 26, 2007 9:53 am

    You are the man BIG guy. You made it on flocast. I love watching all the workouts they post. I know you can hit the “A” standard buddy. Just bring the heat!!! I look forward to training with you once you get back to Guelph.

  2. Skuj permalink
    July 26, 2007 6:39 pm

    You can do it Reid. Stay cool.

  3. Susan Coolsaet permalink
    July 26, 2007 9:15 pm

    Amazing workout schedule Reid–I’m exhausted just reading about it–that’s what make you sooo fast! Best of luck with your race in Heusden! xx

  4. Adrian Daniel permalink
    July 27, 2007 12:20 pm

    I have butterfles just thinking about the race. Best of luck.

  5. Daniel Wells permalink
    July 28, 2007 5:45 pm

    Hey Reid…

    Great race today…just looked at the results…a 2 second PB!!

    All the best the rest of the season..

    Dano

  6. Skuj permalink
    July 28, 2007 5:46 pm

    You guys rule! I hope the disappointment of not getting that effing standard will soon fade, and you’ll all look upon the race today with great pride. Wow! What amazing performances.

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