Wednesday Doubles

Day 31: Doubles Today was a good day. On the schedule was an 1100 yard swim, including 8-50 yard intervals, and a  4.5 mile run with hill sprints. When I woke up I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of jumping in the pool. Even though I had slept well and …

Back in the Saddle

Day 30: Sweating in the Garage Nothing too interesting–just another garage session. 45 minutes on the trainer doing 6-“hard” 2 minutes sprints. Hard sprints mean keeping my wattage above 250 and it was indeed hard.  

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 …