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Victoria Training Week 4

22 Apr

This week went well. I would have liked to have gotten in a longer ride on one end but life will go on. It is hard to believe this was week 4. Didn’t the season just start?! 🙂

Sunday: 37 mile ride/3.1 mile run BRICK

We did a hilly ride and a flat run. The weather was great!

Bike fit! My old fitter “retired” so he recommended me to a new gal in town. Anna was great. She did some assessments and asked about my habits. I told her that I have been stretching and strengthen my glutes and hips. She says everything is looking good. She gave me 2 other stretches to do. She gave me a new saddle to try out. Excited to try out the new ride! (I rode 8 miles while at the fit.) WTF?!

Monday: 1st ride on my new ride!! It was on the trainer. I still have a real trainer tire on it. I need to put my other wheels on it with my power tap!

Garth Brooks concert:
I am in ZERO way a country fan. I actually loath it. BUT Dan wanted to go and I had a friend with 2 extra tickets. I gave him the tickets for his birthday! Garth puts on an amazing show!

Tuesday: am: 1800 yard swim. I was exhausted from the night before. I pressed the snooze button twice and ran out of time swimming. Warmed up. I did some pulling and 100s. It was good enough!!

pm: 4.1 mile run. Easy. Again I was exhausted!! I was miserable but I pushed through and finished!

15 mile bike commute

Wednesday: am: 21 mile bike ride at C-Velo. We did 64 sprints. Holy shit!! They were all 5, 10, 15 second sprints. The first set had long rests, second set had shorter rests, and the third set had very little rest. It was so hard but awesome!

pm: strength, core, and glutes

9 mile bike commute

Thursday: am: 2600 yard swim. This was much better than Tuesday! I warmed up and did 4×500 intervals. Again tough tough work-out and had to stay mental tough!

pm: 5 mile track work out. We did 6×800. It felt good to fun fast”ish”!! Each one was faster than the last. The weather was warm. I finally got to wear my new Nuun sweatband.

15 mile bike commute

Friday: 25 mile ride/3 mile run BRICK (another trainer ride)
This is what happens when you can’t put your hair in a pony tail!

Saturday: 2400 yard swim. Warmed up. 150s and 100s of pulling and swimming on different intervals! Another good swim.

Another week in the books! Has anyone seen Garth Brooks in concert?

Victoria Training Week 3

17 Apr

Well I wanted to do this re-cap days ago but having a new job is no joke! I am exhausted every day. Here is a quick update!! 🙂

Easter Sunday: Instead of hunting for Easter eggs we went for a bike ride. 37 miles! The sun was out! We did an out and back. I pushed hard with the tailwind but going toward the headwind was miserable. It was a great ride!!
All smiles until the headwind!!

am: 2500 yard swim: warm up with drills and builds. main set: 3{4×100) with 200 pull and paddles in between. cool down
pm: 4.25 mile run. Met up with the Portland Luna Chix group. We were supposed to do a track work out but we ended up doing hill repeats. It was the first practice and Jennifer was a little frazzled with things but everyone was laid back and had fun!!
{photo cred: Jennnifer H}

+15 mile bike commute (this better help me in some way)

15 mile bike commute

am: 17 mile C-Velo bike session. We worked on short, mid, and long climbs. The work out was tough. I remembered doing this work-out in December. I compared my power numbers from today and last time. I was super pumped for big improvements!!

pm: 40 minute: strength, glute, core work out

+9 mile bike commute (lucky for me C-velo is down the street from work so Dan took me and my bike to class and I rode to work from there!! 😉

am: 2300 yard swim: warm up with some builds; Main set 4×400. I was a little sad because I did this work out in January and I thought my times were faster then todays. I didn’t let it get me down. I pushed through the sad thoughts and still had a really great work-out. cool down. {They were actually faster today–that made me smile}

pm: 5.4 mile run. Dan and I went out. It was faster than I thought it would be but felt really good. I thought I will just go with it!!

Dirty dozen core/glutes/hips

+15 mile commute (if this doesn’t kill me it SHOULD make me stronger!!)

15 mile bike commute

pm: strength: lateral balance with glutes and hips

am: 2200 yard swim; warm up and drills. main was mostly kicking and pulling. The work out had me do a 500 TT at the END of the work out. I was pleasantly surprised with my time especially after all the work before!

mid-day: 32 mile ride (with a 32 minute crit simulation). We worked on our normalized power instead of our average watts. There were also prizes. 10 of us. He didn’t tell us but he was “paying” 5 deep! The person who had the highest percentage over their threshold would win! This work out was TOUGH AS NAILS! Who knew there was strategy in a crit race! I ended up 5th with 5.5% higher than threshold (which was into my zone 4). Holy shit! I won some Honey Stringer chews!! It was worth it!

Week 3 went well. I got in all of my work outs. I am pleased with my progress. I am trying not to let my job “get in the way” of my training!! <—who says that!!

Hows your training going?