Monday, February 4, 2013

Week in Review: Jan 28 - Feb 3

Slowly increasing my swim and bike time, but I obviously have a lot of work to do.  I've been debating about joining the local Masters Swim team. I did actually tell the coach I would this off season when I saw him last summer. Maybe he'll forget?

I increased my bike 30 minutes total over the previous week.  During my mid-week trainer rides I have started to enjoy breaking up the time by jumping off the bike and doing squats, pushups, sit-ups, and some other things with the stability ball.  I hope to continue doing this and continue adding more core-related activities.  My weekend bike will be just cycling.

Swim also increased by 250 yards per session.  I'm debating about doing some planned swimming intervals instead of just swimming the distance.  This might improve my swim time, since it has greatly diminished since my first triathlon season.

Swim: 2,500 yards (I'm going to start going by yards.  The YMCA staff tell me it's a 25 meter pool but all of my swim friends say it has to be 25 yards or even less!)

Bike: 42 miles (these miles are a little higher than they probably should be, I'll explain why in a post this week)

Run: 22 miles

Strength: 4 sessions (two with the trainer and two at home doing core stuff)

I'll probably try to stick to these distances this week as well.  The bike may be around 32 miles, not 42. I'm more than doubling the number of workouts I was doing during marathon training.  I think it's time for a little break.

I did a 10 mile run on Sunday at a 8:02 pace.  It was kind of nice seeing that low of a pace again.  I'm expecting a temporary drop in my run fitness as I add in everything else.

Photo of the Week

Seemingly random picture of a trail?  Nope.  This is exactly where I was during Sunday's 10 miler when I was notified by my brother that my new niece had just been "unwrapped"!!!  Congrats Mike and Amanda on the arrival of Audra Kate!  She is absolutely adorable!

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