The alarm went off at 5:30 am today as a reminder that I was going to get in a brisk 45 minute run. I got up and went to let the pugs outside and that is when I heard the crash of thunder. That was quickly followed by some heavy rain. Normally, I would jump on the trainer and get in a bike ride, but for some reason I went back to bed and did not get up until 7am for a work conference call. Not the best way to start a new week! Oh well, after work I am going to hit the pool and then watch Jack Bauer on the trainer - this should get me back on track!
Last week was a scheduled recovery week and here is how it shaped up:
Swim - 1hr 30 mins
Bike - 1hr 45 mins
Run - 1hr 45 mins
Total Planned - 5 hrs
Swim - 0
Bike - 4hrs 37 mins (83.30 mi)
Run - 1hr 13 mins (9.32 mi).
Total Actual - 5hrs 50 mins
The volume was good but I over did it on the bike and put up a goose egg in the pool. This is mostly because the weather has finally changed for the better and I was dying to get outside and I also did the Duathlon on Saturday at the last minute.
The funny thing to me is that the more time I spend on the bike my run conditioning is improving. However, when I was putting in 120+ mile months running in the fall it really did not do much for my bike splits. So, with this little bit of knowledge about myself if I can get extra time in the saddle than that is what I shall do!
Found this video today on My-Triathlon-Training.com. It shows some Triathlon specific swimming drills. Not real sure how I feel about a couple of them? Let me know what you guys think?
Thanks for Reading,