The idea is to run more, swim and bike less, and just enjoy my triathlon season. Somehow, I think that has gotten away from me. I’m barely going to get in 1.5 hours of running this week, provided I stick to the plan.
Where’s the fun in that? (who am I kidding?)
My running workouts this week consist of three runs, but two of them are off the bike for 15 minutes. You don’t get a lot of mileage in “off the bike”. I’m tempted to go into a maintenance running program and swim and bike as cross training. So far, I am holding out.
I did my first interval session on the bike trainer Thursday. It was hot. 3x8 minutes in Zone 4 had me sweating. The floor was covered, and droplets where clinging to the underside of the top tube. If I had any doubts about my ability get my HR in Zone 4 on the bike, they were quickly dispelled.
The previous Tuesday, I was supposed to do the same basic workout, but ride for an hour. I opted to ride the hills in my neighborhood instead. After downloading my data to Training Center, I saw that I spent 23 minutes in Zones 4 and 5. LOL… Damn near perfect. The 1300 feet of total climbing certainly took its toll on my body.
Starting tomorrow, Dee Dee and I are off work until next Thursday. We plan to get a mini-camp thing going next week, and I’m hoping to make up the fitness test I blew last weekend.
Have a great weekend, y’all!