Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I have been thinking more and more about ways to improve my hip mobility due to lingering back pain. I think this would improve my power on the bike, especially if I decide to use aerobars for the race. I'll keep you posted on my findings.
And lastly, why is blue gatorade so good? The world may never know but I am seriously addicted to the stuff.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The first two weeks of training were really fun and I really loved getting back into the pool. But I think that the coach has finally figured out that I might be a little too high-speed for this beginner program designed more for people who just wanted to finish. Good news is he likes a challenge and he likes pushing people to new limits. So during my Monday ride I was informed that in order to go super fast on race day he was going to make me do different workouts. Fast forward to Wednesday where I am now feeling the effects of 4x7 min lactate threshold intervals. But I was totally in the zone just grinding some gears during those 40 min and I LOVED IT! He also discovered that I was doing the beginner swim workout so after completing the Monday workout and then being told to do more, I now have to do the "pro" workout. This basically doubles the workout, but hell go big or go home, right?
I am getting super hyped about tonight's block workout.....I think I have a problem hahaha!!
Just keep swimming!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
So yesterday was the first official team practice. An hour spin class followed by a short swim workout. It felt great to get back into the pool. I use to be a lil fish when I was younger. I am not real sure how this whole working out until 9PM working is going to work. I seem to not be able to fall asleep until around 1 when I do. Guess I can just try to be productive during this time or maybe an icebath to increase recovery time. I don't know but I'll have to figure something out.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
This Sunday is the official start of training for the tri. I still have to get a swimsuit since swim training will start. I feel pretty good about having started two weeks early to incorporate the segments individually so I wasn't overwhelmed.
Harder, faster, stronger...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Go Big or Go Home,
Sunday, January 24, 2010
The only easy day was yesterday,
Friday, January 22, 2010
Week in review: 3 spin classes, 4 miles of running, 2 hours of raquetball.
Goals for next week: Increase running, introduce strength training into training regiment.
"Some people want it to happen, some people wish for it to happen and some people make it happen."
Happy weekend adventures!
Improvise, adapt and overcome...
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I have decided that I will wear my heart rate monitor during rides and runs to keep better track of effort and time. Happy training to everyone!
The only easy day was yesterday,
Sunday, January 17, 2010
So I have a few goals for this program and my overall fitness.
- Race time- Swim (400 yd): Under 8 min, Bike (16 miles): Under 1:10, Run (5K): Under 27 min
- Increase flexibility, specifically in hip/back region
- Get back to my ideal weight of 160 lbs (Starting weight=172)
- Be able to perform 10 pullups
- Be able to perform 50 pushups in 2 min
I might need to adjust these race time goals later as I kind of guesstimated on times based on previous performances. The holiday season has left me with just a little extra weight. I usually feel healthy between 160-165. I typically float around 165 when I'm active so getting back down to that will probably happen within the first month. But getting to 160 is kind of a fight, so really anything under 165 I will be happy with. I added the last two goals to help me comply with the lifting schedule I will perform on my own through the Tri program. I have a little help because my friend is also doing the same program so she will help keep me accountable. I have also decided to blog about this adventure as another way to keep me accountable. I find that if I have to write something down I am more motivated to push myself.
So for this week I already have logged an hour and a half of bike time and 45 minutes of general fitness.
You can't get ahead if you are trying to get even,