Sunday, May 2, 2010

April Totals and a misplaced blog entry.

Swim 1:22:00 4300
Bike 14:10:00 256.7 (18.2 mph)
Run 12:05:00 94.7 (7:40 pace)

Days off: 8
Workouts: 6
Key workouts
SHAC Triathlon 2nd Overall
BRICK 2x10 Mile 24:59, 24:57 (75, 79rpm 152 HR into 3.9 stroller run
3x5min TT (28, 27.5, 27.9 HR 161, Cad 82)
BRICK 25M 1:25:00 then 6x600 1:54, 1:58, 1:57, 1:58, 1:59, 1:55
BRICK 40k 1:07:20 then 6x600 1:58, 1:58, 1:57, 1:58, 1:57, 1:56

Totals were a lot lower then I wanted esp in swimming. I got in quite a bit of quality though and had a good race at the start of the month. Weight was up and down all month with the last day being a pound heavier then the first day. The eternal problem. I will get down to 159 sometime before August.

Here is the write up of the blog I missed. One of my better insights I think.
My mental, physical and emotional breakdown workout.

It may not seem as hard as it sounds but 3x5min on the trainer is pure agony. It so draining that it is hard to get psyched for. The avg speed is a set metric that stares into your brain telling you hey, last month you went 26.2 three times. You can go 24.9 for 23 minutes (rested slightly) so you at least have to hit that you weakling. A couple months ago you struggled to hit 26.6 but by number 3 you dropped to 25.5. You have even quit every time you finally hit 27 for the first one but it was just too much. My brain is not very nice when it is in cahoots with the stats of my workout log.

The numbers tonight
28 mph
27.5 mph
27.3 mph
Made it! Cadence was 82 and HR avg was 162 for all three sets. Was up at 169-170 for the ramped up parts though. I always think I will never do this workout again until I remember that is is the best for simulating a race with the anxiety, aprehension, and toughness required.

No comments:

Post a Comment