|But I was so enjoying have ice and snow free sidewalks and roads! Damn it!|
At any rate, it's a suddenly snowy Monday morning and I'm home with a sick kid, so I thought I'd write up a brief training update before I jump back into the work from home thing.
Bike: 3:30 on the trainer
Run: 40.7 km
8 hours 30 minute total
Last week was pretty intense. Week 3 of my cycling plan, when things really start to build towards the week 5 peak, plus some tough interval and tempo runs. Since I've never trained like this before I'm keeping an eye on my fatigue levels to make sure all is well. So far so good. I also monitor my resting heart rate as it tends to elevate when I'm getting tired and should maybe think about another rest day - all in line with what I usually see (in fact it's lower than usual by a couple of beats per minute).
|Sample workout - 90 minute ride with 20 minute long intervals. Those are no joke. Excellent mental practice for racing, though.|
However, my charming husband brought home this bad boy foam roller, and let me tell you, 5 minutes with that thing and I found a spot in my left glute that was very angry, worked it over, and now the sciatic pain is completely gone. It's always the glutes, I swear. This roller is my new best friend and I'm greatly enjoying having no stupid hip pain. Fingers crossed that lasts.
|Also it can double as an emergency pylon. ORANGE!|
|Love to hate Northshore. All those hills. Thanks to Nicole for the pic!|
Oh, and this happened a couple of times. Starting to feel reasonably competent in the pool. Progress!
|Almost put my swimsuit on inside out. AGAIN. I am so good at this.|
This week, more of the same. Plan is for 2 swims, 3 bike, 3 run. Everything a little more intense. Fun, fun, fun!