Zwifting through volcanos

Day 26: Virtual ride Nothing special about this workout. The plan called for 40 minutes of cycling with 8 minutes hard. As I’ve done before I jumped on the garage trainer and fired up Zwift. The “SST Short” program is a great ride to get into a Zone 4 HR …

Swim & run

Day 25: The pool felt good this morning. Slowly I’m starting to enjoy swimming. I was explaining to someone earlier that both in running and cycling I know how I’m doing just by feel; I know my spinning cadence, or running heart, or pace. Without looking at my watch or …

Garage Time

Day 24: On the trainer My training week begins on Tuesday due to Monday being a rest day. I’m always thankful for the rest day but, just like last week, find myself eager to get back into the training. It’s interesting how much I’m enjoying the training even when a …

Sunday Doubles

Day 23: Swimming & Running Sunday is a difficult day. It’s difficult both because it requires a lot of effort, and because that effort requires a lot of time. This is at odds with having a family.   Weekends belong to the family, and squeezing in two relatively long workout …

On the Road Again

Day 22: A long bike ride Saturday’s are fun because the plan calls for a long bike ride. Because I’m in a “recovery” week my effort throughout the week has been set to the the effort from 2 weeks ago. That means that Saturday’s ride was set at 25 miles …

Bricks

Day 21: Swim/Bike Brick Workout Today is day 21 on my 16-week training program. I’ve officially hit 3 weeks of training. I don’t count rest days so this is 3 actually weeks worth of days in which I’ve trained. There’s no doubt I feel the effect of my training. While …

Back on track

Day 20: Swimming & Biking This week has been out of sorts. My schedule got thrown off by the warriors game and I’m just now getting things straight. I had rearranged the plan to put a makeup swim session in today. That meant I had both a swim and a …