Swim – 6015 yds/1:40
Bike – 169.07 miles/8:30
Run – 28.60 miles/3:30
Total time: 13:40
As you can see, my swim is continued to fall in volume last week. I listened to my body and decided to ease off just a little bit last week so I didn’t burn myself completely out in this early phase of training. Running is continuing to progress nicely and I’m starting to be able to sustain threshold at a much quicker pace. As a tip: Don’t run 10 miles on a treadmill without socks, I have the blister to prove this is a poor choice. My bike legs are coming in quite well and things are continuing to feel better with each ride. My 2×20′ workout went quite well on Tuesday and it gave me some motivation to work harder to increase my outputs. Also, I finally purchased a video from “the sufferfest” to help with my bike workout structure and it was a great decision. On Saturday I trained along to the “Blender” video and it completely whipped me. I highly recommend this series for anyone with a penchant for pain! The graphic below is from this workout.
There are some serious spikes in speed and heart rate there for your own interpretive devices. I’m starting to get things moving and I can’t WAIT to get outside.
It’s also been an extremely exciting weekend for Alex and myself. We went and checked out an apartment together and filled out an application to rent it! It’s going to be a very busy next couple months as we prepare to move on May 1st into our new apartment (pending the application is approved). We will probably become frequenters of Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream this summer as the new place is within a couple blocks of the shop.
This week it’s back to the higher volume and intensity after a light week. I’m going to push back up to 12,000 yds swimming, 175 miles biking and 35 miles running. It’s going to be a blast, trust me.