Great weather for a bike ride today! 73 degrees with a 6ish mph breeze.
The new seatpost feels great. I feel stronger with it and I'm definitely sitting on my saddle with my sit bones. I kept sliding up with my previous seat post.
Trainer watching more of Pirates of the Caribbean.
10 min w/u RPE 2
4x(5:00 @ RPE 3-4 with last 30 secs fast spin @ RPE 4, 2:00 @ RPE2)
7 min c/d
W/U: 300 Continuous; concentrate on form weaknesses
Main: 10x100 descend 1-5 and 5-10
1:34 was my fastest 100.
C/D: 200 continuous, alternate 50 kick, 50 swim
I was getting tired enough that when I was trying to spit into my goggles, I kept missing. Hard workout, but good.
Distance is an estimate. Went to the gym and ran from there. Made a big loop and was back to the gym 40 minutes later. Ran smaller loops from there.
Used a new chant to focus on form - "Elbow, elbow, toe, toe". Meaning - elbows driving back, elbows close to the sides (they have a tendency to drift out), and thinking about my toes helps to land on them (or near) and roll off of them.
Pushups and situps before running. I saw a guy doing his pushups balancing his feet on a swiss ball and his hands on an upside down half ball. I did this today. Pretty cool stuff.
What is the upside down half ball technically called?
It's May! And I can finally get rid of my Peepatar. Yay! [happy dance] Now I just need to find a new one. Hmmm.
I'm scheduled to go out to a customer's site today. How do these people expect me to get my training in AND my BT time in AND work?
WU: 5x50 continuous, odds are breathe every side, evens bilateral.
Main: 2x500, 1 is RPE4, 2 is RPE6 9:30, 9:55. I ended up doing the 1st harder than the 2nd. A personal best by 22 seconds on 500yds. I like it when I get better.
CD: 250 easy
Easy trainer watching the first part of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Easy treadmill at the gym.
Whenever I get on the treadmill, I feel like I'm in the movie "Gattaca". There's a scene where the hero is running on a treadmill in a line of other treadmills. He's masking his heart rate with a recording. Everyone today was running face forward, no looking around.
core work along with pushups pre-run.
Time to solidify which Half I'm doing this fall. Put together a list of the driveable Halfs along with their estimated size and prices (with price cutoffs). Reviewed the fall calender with the wife. The kids are in a German dancing group and the fall is a busy time for them. The best one for us calender-wise is....
drum roll please.....
PrairieMan, right here in DFW. I now have a solid goal race.
Wu: 6x100, concentrating on different part of stroke each 100
Main: 4x400, keeping each 400 even pace (7:45, 7:38, 7:37, 7:33)
Cd: 2x150 pull
Played 50 golf - 3 stroke breath 34 strokes 54 sec = 88
2 stroke breath 35 strokes 54 secs = 89