We are so close to the weekend, just one more little Friday to go.
Why am I so pumped for the weekend you ask? Well, because it is going to be a MASSIVE training weekend and I love that shit!
Okay, actually it has already been a big week but the real volume kicks in on Friday. As was mentioned in an earlier post this is the largest volume week (#17) of the 20 Week training program. After this the volume goes down gradually until taper time. Here is the weekend schedule:
- AM: 2 hours on the bike with 2x8min Intervals and long hills.
- PM: 3200 Yds in the pool with a bunch of intervals.
- AM: 5 hours on the bike (about 85-90 miles).
- PM: 1 hour of running doing lactate intervals - 6x3min with 3 mins active recovery, all at Zone 5 (OUCH)
- AM: 2h 30m Long Run. This will probably be around 18 miles (8-8:15ish pace).
- PM: 3400 Yds in the pool. Moderate paced, recovery.
Time to Get. It. On.
Many of you might remember the few weeks leading up to this training plan I was actively trying to fatten myself up. The main reason was that I wanted a little layer of fat so I'd have something to burn off once the crazy volume of the training plan kicked in. I gained about 10 lbs and and was sitting at 164lbs with 14% body fat on June 20th.
Well, I am happy to report that as of this morning my current weight is 148 lbs with 10.5% body fat. Yes, I am skinny right now. Our friends are starting to pull my wife to the side and tell her they are concerned about my weight loss. This is awesome - means I need to only lose about 3-4 more pounds to be at optimal race weight! I'll get some pics up in the next couple of days so the blogosphere can conduct a comment intervention on me!
Also, in the next few days we are going to play the Critique My Aero Position game. I'll toss up some pics of me in aero position on the new bike and you all can comment on what the position looks like to you and if adjustments are needed. No experience in bike fitting is needed, this will make it more fun.
Don't worry, I got my LBS guys to take care of me before the race, but I am experimenting with some more aggressive positions right now and figure I can pull from all the knowledge out there in blog world!
Have a great weekend everyone.
Thanks for Reading,