In the past several posts I’ve made reference to a change in the focus of Kris’s training in the current block. As this block comes to an end (the last session is on Friday) we get an opportunity to make some quantitative comparisons. In block #5, which ended Sept 2, Kris trained 92 hours in 20 days for an average of 4.6 hours per day. In block #6, which will end on the 28th, he will have trained 65 hours in 21 days for an average of about 2.8 hours per day. Block #5 included 6 OD sessions totaling 35 hours of training. Block #6 included 2 OD sessions totaling 12 hours of training. Block #5 included three intensity sessions totaling just over two hours of effort at and above threshold. Block # 6 will have included 8 intensity sessions totaling just over five hours of effort at and above threshold.
Kris will have five easy days after Friday’s classic interval session, followed by a Sunapee test. This is an important test - kind of like the August 18th test. Kris’s training has tested the limits in the past couple of blocks, and we need to see that he’s able to respond positively. The upcoming Sunapee test, on October 4th, marks five weeks until departure for Norway and preparation for the season opening distance World Cup in Beitostolen. There is time for adjustments, but not much room left for overload or for error.
Reprinted with permission from the Kris Freeman website at http://www.krisfreeman.net/. Copyright © Zach Caldwell and Kris Freeman