Its been awhile since the last post. I'm into my third week of the build-up and it has been pretty difficult. Mostly because I've had a disregard for heart rate lately and seem to be blasting through all my workouts in zone 3-5. Why? Well I was talking to my coach and he said he wasn't worried about heart rate for this 2 month period, so I took that a little too literally and just blasted away. By by the end of the second week I was too tired. He really meant on the hard days he doesn't care, but on the recovery days RECOVER! Duhh!! Sounds pretty simple eh, but hey everyone gets carried away.
So I actually skipped my long bike this weekend and the only workouts I did was working in my basement. We were having a Halloween party for my five year old and I had to get the basement ready for a playroom. Right now its a training room. I have my computrainer and vasa ergo down there and weights, etc. It took me awhile to move things around and my back is just killing me! The party went great and kids ran around and didn't break any of my stuff so I was happy about that.
I've been much stronger in the swim from the few short weeks at masters and the ergo. Still the slowest in the class, or second to slowest, but there are some real accomplished swimmers there. I'm still swimming faster than ever before, and its good to try to keep up with some of the people, its a good workout. My legs seem fully recovered from the marathon, oh speaking of Marathon I finally got a few pictures:
I think this is just at or just beyond the half way mark. People are still holding up from the heat.
This picture is another story. It must be later in the race. My head is little down because I remember the sun being so annoying. The problem with the race was there was no wind at all for cooling effect. But anyway that's all in the past.
I've been going at it pretty hard on the computrainer as well. My power output seems rather weak, which at least gives me an idea of how to improve. I think the computrainer and vasa are some great investments, hopefully they will pay off next year. Starting the third week of training I'm going to go back to basics and do the hard days hard, super hard, and relax on the easy days. I had a fartlek run yesterday followed with some cross training and today masters swim with a hard bike. Tuesdays seem to be the killer days. I'll do the bike in the evening. I'll try to keep more up to date logs with workouts. My actual workout data is on training peaks but I'm not sure the graphs from computrainer can be accessed:
No trick or treat trot, I had the Halloween party to get ready for. But maybe the turkey trot. May do a longer race in december, the HUFF50K, but that's still up in the air. My goal now is just to increase endurance and speed in the swim and the wattage on the computrainer.