IRL – January 2014
|February 13, 2014||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
These “In Real Life” posts are designed to show how a conditioning program is being applied “real life”. It’s one thing to talk about the ideal program – it’s quite another thing to see how an actual person is applying it real life horse. Maybe you are a new rider that is trying to find the balance between rest and miles. Or maybe you are like me – you’ve been doing this for a while with varying levels of success and you are interested in seeing what other riders are doing.
To view previous IRL posts, go to the category “Conditioning” and look for the tag “IRL”. Here was a2013 recap of rides and runs.
Tig came to me mid January.
Other ride was a botched trail ride because of a saddle fit issue that ended up me turning back, doing some riding in the arena, and some ground work.
Running – Let’s not forget the “Rider Fit” part of the equation.
I’m counting the 1/31/14 run as “one run”. Because I document my 1 mile tests, I needed to pull that out and record separately. The treadmill test was a completely failed experiment of doing intervals on a treadmill……
If I compare to what I did last year in January….
Jan 2013: 1 run total. An interval run that was 2 miles/25 min at a 12.5 min per mile average pace. It was my first test run back after not running since Oct of the previous year!!!!
Your running miles scare and impress me as ever! 😉
Way to keep it real and succeed doing it.
what’s interesting is I look at my running mileage and that’s just about what I was running in a WEEK when I was marathon training a couple of years ago. That was before I discovered the secret of interval training and reduced volume training.
I feel like running is a lot like endurance – it’s a battle to stay sound and not injuried, and sometimes you have a good month and get your rides/runs in – and sometimes you don’t because of life, luck, injuries. January was an EXCELLENT running month. February won’t be as much – already in the first week of february I had a horse accident on pavement and screwed up my knee, and then in the second week of Feb a cow nailed me really hard in the quad during a surgical procedure. So yeah…..I’ve learned to take the good rides and runs when I can and try not to worry too much when I’ve got some down time. Everything according to its time right?
Wow, Mel, just wow. Your rider fit is so impressive. Even more impressive when considered with 2 horses in training and your vet school load. You. Are. Superwoman.