Well, my weekend was fun and nice, but I ate wayyyy too much. I’m happy to finally say the holidays are behind me and I can start really getting into half iron training mode.
Friday I didn’t really plan to workout. I usually use Friday’s as rest days, but that’s assuming I trained hard the rest of the week, which I did not. So aside from an hour of shoveling snow, I took advantage of my snow day from work to get Finley on the trainer.
|Swoon! So pretty!|
Rob and I were able to get my seat mostly back in place from my crash. The seat post jammed down so hard it scratched, so we could see the mark from it’s original position.
I have to admit, I’ve never really used the trainer for a workout before. I didn’t really know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by the workout I got. I only did a 20 minute sprint but I was dripping sweat by the end of it. And I was a bit surprised by my speed too, a bit slower than I would have liked. So the trainer will definitely go into my half iron training plan rotation.
This morning I planned a lactic threshold time trial run for myself. I know I’ve dabbled on the idea of getting it tested at the sports med lab I’m going to next week, but I decided to save myself to expense for now and do the test for myself. I’ll get lab tested when I’m ready to buckle down for a full iron next year. For now, this will do.
As for the time trial, I realized I had my watch in bike mode half way through and wasn’t getting all the data I needed. I ended up not running as long as you’re supposed to, so I plan to redo it tomorrow. But I have to say, I wasn’t too surprised by the results I got. I know my body pretty dang well. I also did a 1000 meter sprint on the erg, did a bunch of squats for a squat challenge I’m doing this month, and foam rolled well this morning. So not too bad.
I also fell up the stairs at the gym. Because I’m an athlete. Yup.
That’s really it on the training front for now. This week will be used to get myself back into my routine, finish my LT time trial so I can work some zone two and three heart rate workouts into my training plan, and get that all figured out.
Also, getting back into the pool is a necessary evil. I found a swim plan that is basically like the couch to 5k program but for swimming, so it’s like couch to mile swim. And I will be employing that to get myself moving in the water the way I need to for tri season.
I’m officially registered for Iron Girl Syracuse again and Delta Lake Olympic Tri as well for this season. My first race The Rat Snake, is only four months out at this point. And Ironman 70.3 Syracuse is only about five and half months away. Time to crank it out!