I’m Back!

Almost a month ago to the day I hurt myself. I had developed a “knot” in my back after a long ride some months ago. I didn’t think much about it so I massaged it every now-and-then but otherwise didn’t pay much attention to it. It would be painful for …

An epic ride

Day 40: A long Saturday ride It’s kind of unbelievable that as of today I’ve put in 40 days of training. I take each day as it comes but it’s amazing to think back to a month-and-a-half ago when this began. I’m not sure I honestly believed I would get …

A run in the park

Day 39: swimming & running Today started out with a swim. 1200 yards with 3×200 intervals with rest periods of 20 seconds between each intervals. I got a late start to the morning so I changed things up a bit and scrapped the intervals and just swam 1225 yards straight. …

Training on the trainer

Day 38: Back in the garage Really nothing extraordinary today. 45 minutes ok not the trainer cruising around the virtual streets of London. The only difficult part was 12 minutes we’re down at 280 watts, which is my new FTP focus. My legs were tired at the end and I …

Same old, same old

Day 37: Nothing to see here Nothing interesting on day 37. More swimming and running. My pace felt good, especially in the pool. I was discouraged because I didn’t get a good night’s sleep so I try bought my swim times would suffer. Amazingly they didn’t. I swam a 2:18/100 …

Week 7 & A New Bike

Day 36: Week 7 begins It’s Tuesday and that means we’re back to work. I was very happy with my Sunday long double—legs felt good and strong, no knee pain and while I was thankful for Monday’s rest day I wasn’t hurting or sore. The highlight to Day 36 was …

Long Sunday

Day 35: Long Day Another Sunday in the books. Today’s plan was 1600 yards in the pool and a 10 mile run. Sunday’s are my swim coaching, but I decided to get to the pool early to knock out some of my training sets. The main emphasis was a 1000 …

A long ride

Day 34: 40 Mile Bike Ride Saturday was here which meant it was time to ride my bike outside! Not finding anyone that wanted to go for a ride at 6:30am I set out alone for a 40 mile ride that took my up to Woodside, Canada Road, The Portola …

Time is not on my side

Day 33: A Missed Double Friday’s program called for a 1100 yard swim that included 3-200 yard intervals swam at “race pace” with 20 second rest periods between each interval. It also called for a 4.5 mile run including hill sprints. Friday was also Holden’s class field trip to Ano Nuevo …

FTP Test Time

Day 32: FTP Test Morning FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power. From triathlete.com “FTP is the maximum power you can sustain for one hour. Think of power at VO2max as your upper limit of aerobic energy production and FTP as the percentage of that limit that you can sustain.” Basically this …