I completed the long biathlon and used Gratitude as my training base
“As a follow up, I completed the long biathlon and used Gratitude as my training base. A few deviations to tailor it more towards this event and my weaknesses: 1) All runs were done with 27 # (plate carrier and hydration pack) 2) My Long runs were longer than prescribed, longest being 14 miles (I’m accustomed to running with weight so wasn’t concerned about the extra stress) 3) During the last 2-3 weeks I integrated rifle/pistol dry practice into the grinds since that mimicks shooting done in a biathlon.
Loved the program, less physically intense than Humility but perhaps mentally harder, i.e., knowing you have to do 45 minutes of KB swings and 75m shuttles can wear on your mind.
Little scared going into this event because I won it last year but trained heavily on running. This time I didn’t run near as much. No problem on race day, felt strong throughout and shot very consistent, 1 of only a few competitors that cleared all 14 stages. Did a negative split on the 2nd ½ and outran the 2nd place competitor by 21 minutes and took 1st place again.
Next up is a Kentucky 10k biathlon, I’ve chosen SWAT H&K to prepare for it. Will keep you posted.
Thanks for all you do.”