"We Came. We Saw. We Kicked It's Ass!"
- Bill Murray, Ghostbusters
That is how I feel about Week 5 of my IM Training!
S: 3 Trainings - 8100.00 Yd - 4h 00m
B: 5 Trainings - 133.06 Mi - 7h 02m 16s
R: 4 Trainings - 22.60 Mi - 3h 10m 52s
Totals: 12 Trainings - 14h 13m
Long Swim - 3000 Yd
Long Bike - 60 Mi
Long Run - 10.03 Mi
Only had one missed workout this week and it was my Master's swim class on Thursday morning. I woke up at about 2am that night and had a really bad headache. The alarm then went off at 4am and the bad headache was now brutally painful. I have never had a migrane before but think that is what happened. It hurt so bad that I was nausous and felt like throwing up. The good news is that I started to feel better around lunchtime and was able to get in my scheduled run after work and then followed that up with some time on the trainer.
In other training related news I began using power for my bike workouts. I was able to do a Fuctional Threshold Power (FTP) test (this hurt) and then set up FTP Training Zones. I will then use these zones in conjunction my with my current training plan. It is very similar to Heart Rate Zones except you are using watts, which is the amount of power you generate while pedaling. Watts are a measurable data point that allow you to be exact in zones and force you to work hard to maintain. I really wish I would have taken a sip of the Training with Power kool-aid a long time ago because it is the way to go.
Thanks for Reading,