This is What We Do

Monday - May 23

Swim
  • 1h 16m 34s
  • 4000.00 meters
  • 01m 55s /100 meters

550 WU
500 w/ PB
5 X 200 @ :30"
(1:43,1:40,1:44,1:43,1:43)
100 kickboard
5 X 100 @ :20"
(1:40,1:42,1:36,1:36,1:36)
100 kickboard
5 X 50 @ :10"
(:51,:49,:50,:48,:47)
100 kickboard
400 w/ PB
500 CD

Dug deep on this workout. Fought through the fatigue and focused on form. With my big races getting closer it's easier to mentally motivate for some of these longer, harder workouts.

Run
  • 1h 02m 41s
  • 8.09 miles
  • 07m 45s /Mi

Z2 with Hill repeats

Finally had back-to-back weeks of decent Bike Volume.  I do enjoy the Bike, but my gosh you have to spend an enormous time sitting on the saddle to really accomplish anything.  I say this in comparison to Running where you can accomplish pretty much the same thing in 1/4 of the time.  Just one more Peak Week and then I can Taper for Quassy.    

Swim at lunchtime, Run this evening.

  • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3

Sunday - May 22

Bike
  • 4h 21m 44s
  • 80.11 miles
  • 18.36 Mi/hr

Z2 - Cloudy, cool, low-humidity, great conditions. Rode the first 3.5 hours with Mike, first few hours were lots of chatting.

    Saturday - May 21

    Run
    • 1h 21m 41s
    • 10.53 miles
    • 07m 46s /Mi

    Z2 - Ran with a belly full of wedding food. Garmin button is broken and stuck on Bike Mode. Considering how damn tired I am, I'm genuinely shocked I ran this pace. Aside from Ironman Training, I've been hauling wheelbarrows of dirt away from around my pool. I'm used to moving mulch. Compared to mulch, dirt is really freaking heavy. :)

    Fell asleep at 8:30 last night.  Slept till 8:30 this morning.  Got up at 5:45 AM to run, but it was too foggy.  Off to a wedding.  Run tonight.

    • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 2

    Friday - May 20

    Bike
    • 2h 08m 55s
    • 42.68 miles
    • 19.86 Mi/hr

    Z2 - Fatigue, cool temps, no humidity made for a low HR. Even when I pushed on some climbs I couldn't get it up over 136.

    Was so nice to have light wind and cool temps. Dare I say, I feel like I am starting to bond with my bike. maybe....

    I have to take the mini-van for servicing.  Hopefully it won't take long and I can get a nice ride in at Lunchtime.  Cutting out all the races I did last year has left me feeling a lot better this year.  Training smarter in general has my body feeling really good; rarely sore if ever.  Only sore after Long Runs really.  But very... very... yaaaaawn - tired all the time. :) 

    • Health data: Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 2

    Thursday - May 19

    Swim
    • 1h 02m 25s
    • 3350.00 meters
    • 01m 52s /100 meters

    500 WU
    400 w/ PB
    4 X 200 @ :20"
    1:36, 1:39, 1:40, 1:40
    100 kickboard
    6 X 100 @ :15"
    1:41,1:37,1:41,1:38,1:35,1:34
    100 kickboard
    3 X 50 10"
    400 w/ PB
    300 CD

    As tired as I've ever been during a swim. Lots of lactic fatigue build-up too. Shoulders were sore. Can't remember a swim ever beating me up this bad. Felt like I was doggie-paddling the cool down.

    Run
    • 1h 02m 03s
    • 7.83 miles
    • 07m 55s /Mi

    Z2. Garmin button broke - AGAIN! :) All three of my Garmins I've owned (205 and two 305's) MODE Button falls in. So now everything will be in MPH.

    My neighbor and friend Ed joined me for a lap and a half. I congratulated him on his 3:07 at Boston, and he congratulated me on my 1:29 at LI Half. He couldn't praise the Boston Marathon enough. Damn I wanna run Beantown....

    Swim at lunch.  Run this evening.  In just about 3-weeks, I blew threw a cannister of Ironman Perform.  I'm not impressed.  I like Gatorade much better.  Just sayin' ;):)

    • Health data: Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 2

    Wednesday - May 18

    Bike
    • 2h 05m 48s
    • 40.40 miles
    • 19.27 Mi/hr

    Z2. The rain stopped and skies cleared, and it was sunny. I set out and it clouded up, then rained on me, and now it's sunny again.

    I'm going to take my scale and fling it out my second story window. 

    Looks like the rains may hold off, and I just might get an outside Ride in at Lunchtime.  I really need to start getting some more time in the saddle.  

    I'm hoping to get an OPWS in my new wetsuit soon.  In mid-winter I bought a TYR Category 5 wetstuit.  Maybe Friday or Saturday...

    I'm growing a beard -- again.  Thor has one... so why not me? :)

    • Health data: Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 2

    Tuesday - May 17

    Swim
    • 56m 59s
    • 3100.00 meters
    • 01m 50s /100 meters

    500 WU
    400 w/ PB
    200, 300, 400, 500 @ :45"
    (1:36, 1:40, 1:42, 1:44 avg)
    100 kickboard
    400 w/ PB
    300 CD

    Felt like shit before the swim. Felt like a million bucks after. Amazing how a great swim can make everything right in the world. :)

    Run
    • 1h 01m 30s
    • 7.78 miles
    • 07m 54s /Mi

    Z1 Lap 1
    Z2 Lap 2,3
    Muscles felt good/ no soreness, but I felt pretty tired.

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