Consistency has been the name of the game and last week was no different. I’m executing every single workout that Flanny is throwing at me right now and I’m starting to see noticeable differences in my fitness for all three sports. Hours have slowly increased and the good news is I’m not feeling any more fatigued that I was before. I feel like as a coach and athlete we are in sync which is sometimes hard to do – and from it comes an overwhelming confidence that what I do each day is the right thing.
The world famous Wildflower triathlon festival is next weekend and I’m really excited to race. Sometimes when you get signs of great fitness you start looking around for a race and I feel like this is the perfect race at the perfect time in my build up to IMCDA. What’s even better is Wattie Ink. and Wildflower triathlon partners up each year – so we are treated like kings there. Can’t wait to hang out with team mates and race hard!
Here’s last week’s workouts:
Monday: 3 workouts
BlueSeventy Masters Swim: 75 mins / 3500 yds
500 wup, 4×100 on 1:40, 4×50 on 50
6×200 on 3 mins
10×100 pull on 1:30 (5 w/paddles, 5 w/buoy)
Post workout notes: Tough day today in the water, barely made the 200′s on 3 mins.
Bike Trainer ride: 1hr / 14 miles / 14 mph
Flanny’s workout: Recovery ride
Post workout notes: Easy recovery ride on the trainer, felt good to chill.
Flanny’s Workout: Let’s get in 60 minutes of steady running on soft surfaces focused on quick turnover.
Post workout notes: 3 sport day. Felt good to run and drop the pace down a bit in the middle and then cruise in.
Tuesday: 1 workout
Rudy Project Track Workout, Data HERE: 1:03 / 8.42 miles
3 x 400m uphill @ 5k effort / easy jog back to the bottom
1 mile @ 15k pace
3 x 400m uphill @ 5k effort / easy jog back down
1 mile @ 10k pace
Post workout notes: (listed in data file).
Wednesday: 2 workouts
BlueSeventy Flanny Swim: 90mins / 4000 yds
500 wup, 4×100 on 1:40, 4×50
Big Main set – 150′s on 2:20
50 FAST on 1 min
2×50 FAST on 1 min
3×50 FAST on 1 min
4×50 FAST on 1 mi
5×50 FAST on 1 min
Post workout notes: I made all the sets and was even finishing the last 50′s on 35. Big confidence builder today
Flanny’s workout: 2 hours today with 3 x 20 minutes at your 70.3 race watts on 5 minutes easy riding between efforts.
Post workout notes: (in notes)
Thursday: 1 workout
Rudy Project / Powerbar / Herbalife Long run: 1:40 / 11.5 miles / AVG 8:42 pace
Flanny’s Workout: z2 long run
Post workout notes: Super fun single track trail run today with 900ft of climbing and some hike sections. Really enjoyed it
Friday: 1 workout
BlueSeventy Masters Swim: 85 mins / 3800 yards
No idea what our set was, just have the time/distance. I know we just did a lot more 150′s
Post workout notes: Just remember it was a really tough workout.
SRM / Speedfil / Reynolds Bike Ride: 1:35 / 23 miles / AVG 14.5 mph
Flanny’s workout: Depending on the time available today I want you to get in 1.5-2 hours of Z2 riding.
Post workout notes: Swim smashed me so I did more of a recovery ride, legs felt better towards the end
Saturday: 1 workout
SRM / Speedfil / Reynolds Bike Ride, Power file HERE. 4:04 / 74 miles / 18.1 mph
Flanny’s workout: Within today’s session I want 2 x 20 minutes at Z3 watts. Focus on IM Nutrition as discussed and report back intake and how it went.
Post workout notes: Notes attached to the power file above.
Sunday: 1 workout
Rudy Project Run- 50 mins / 6 miles/ 8:14 AVG pace.
Flanny’s workout: 50 min easier run James. Don’t worry about pace…..chill run.
Post workout notes: Easter/family day. Nice and easy.
Totals (3 swims, 4 rides, 4 runs)
Swim: 11,400 yds /4:10
Bike: 147 miles / 8:38
Run: 33 miles / 4:29
Total hours: 17:17
Questions / Comments always appreciated!
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