Better rest, better nutrition, and better training. This block is going to be a lot better than the last training block. Just to reiterate: I am training for this 1/2 iron distance triathlon using a 10 day work week instead of the traditional 7. I left my schedule at work and I wasnt able to review my first block. So here it goes.
Bike-15 miles plus trainer
Missed 1 run and a swim/bike brick so it was 1000 meters short on the swim and 25 mile short on the bike...Id grade that brick a C...good thing its only the first one.
Since the last post:
Friday-Intervals...it had been a few weeks with no speed work, which is probably why run had been the lesser of the 3 disciplines lately. Planned for 1 mile warm-up, 4 X 3 min on/off, 1 mile cool down and actually had 0.9 mile warm-up, 2 X 3 min on/off (on times were 7:42 pace and 8:36), and finished em up with 1.77 mile cool down. Total of 4 miles. Its amazing how much you lose if you dont do them.
Saturday-Long bike. I did the middle half of the Silverman course. Total of 33.66 miles in 2:21:29. Ave pace of 14.3 miles/hr. I think with more training I will be able to do reach over 15 mph. My legs got pooped on a mile and a 1/2 upgrade and speed was out after that. I did not include the 3 sisters which are going to be gnarly. Overall good ride. Beautiful ride out by the lake on Northshore.
Today (Sunday)-My first brick in a while. 30 min on the trainer in a moderate high gear with a high cadence. Slow transition to run and then 8 miles. It was slow but faster than last weeks on the same route. I walked some as I feel the soreness from yesterdays ride. Overall decent workout today.
The rest of this week is going to be a challenge to get my training done. I am going to be out of town for my first vacation in almost 5 years. I will be in Hawaii. I am hoping to have some swims in the ocean, runs near the beach, and there is a chance I make take a long bike ride on a long stretch of road. This long stretch of road is Queen K highway where they do this race every year. Yes it is the bike course for the IronMan. I may do about 30 or 40 miles of it for my dreams. Something to think about on boring rides, on the trainer, or in my dreams. I should be able to mobile blog so I am excited for new places to train. Quote:
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. -John Wooden
What can you do?