Friday, April 22, 2011

What? Me? Worry?

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!



LBTEPA said...

Happy Easter!

Jess said...

Sounds like the beginning of training is off to a good start!