Oh my gosh, you guys, my weekend was fabulous. You know why? Because I did nothing. NOTHING. Just me and the Husband hanging out together at home.
I’ll spare you what is bound to be a very boring weekly update. I spun 53 miles over two classes and one solo spin that was a Z2 warm up before a heavy lifting session. I also did one sprint interval session on my trainer that bought me another 13+ miles. I spent time focusing on lower body strength and stretching since I opted not to run all week and my legs are feeling better. Not perfect, but good. So that’s it, three days on a spin bike, one trainer session, and one heavy lifting session.
My goal is to run this week. Either tonight or Wednesday. I might swim tonight since the Monday evening Y pool schedule is more flexible than the Wednesday night schedule. But either way, I will run this week. It’s been 14 days since my last run where I reaggravated my calf tear and I’m chomping at the bit to run again. But I don’t want to jump the gun and keep aggravating that injury. So right now I’m going to feel out this week and play it by ear.
I’m thinking since I’m still recovering from an injury and my speed is trashed as it is, I might start a zone 2 heart rate training plan. It’s supposedly painfully slow for the first few weeks, but everyone seems to reap such amazing gains in their running if you’re willing to stick it out, so I think that’s where I’m at right now. It’ll force me not to overdo my running and hopefully rebuild it without reinjuring me. Gotta go slow to get fast, so that’s my plan that I’m going to start putting into place this week. Looks like I’ll be hitting the indoor track in order to make this happen. Not my favorite, but a necessary evil if I want to rebuild my running as quickly and efficiently as possible without reinjuring myself.
Did you catch above where I mentioned I rode my trainer? That’s right, I took a spinning hiatus and may be taking a pretty hard break from spinning. I got a new toy from my friends at all3sports recently that has me clamoring to get Finley on the trainer and I may be in love.
So I plugged one of my sprint interval workouts that I prescribed my athletes into my Garmin and hopped on. And I’ll be doing an FTP test on Tuesday so I can actually start training with power and work on seeing some gains in my cycling.
Also, the workout builder for GC and ultimately the workout mode on my new 920XT kick ass! I loved uploading my workout right to my watch and just following the directions it yelled out to me the whole time. Incredible. I truly believe all these new toys will refocus my trainer in a whole new way, make me train smarter and turn me into a better athlete. It motivated me to get back at it, which I need.
And don’t forget, you can get 15% off your complete order at all3sports.com with the code TRIGIRL15, so go buy something awesome!
Get back at it. I should be pulling the trigger on Ironman 70.3 Syracuse this month. It’s time, so yeah, just waiting for paychecks.
Who else trains with power? Favorite power based workout?
Best and worst workout of your week?