Weeeee, Friday! And I’m off to Atlantic City for a raucous weekend of shenanigans with my Junebug hags!
Wednesday night I went to an event put on one of the guys from my tri club. It was an advanced triathlete seminar on how to measure fitness and train via those measurements. He talked a lot about RPE (rated perceived effort), heart rate training, power meter training, and using Training Peaks to have those mathematically calculated for you. He went over some of his personal training graphs and talked about how it all worked and what it meant in terms of creating effective workouts to garner the results you wish to see in your fitness.
It was really interesting and I was happy to see that I seemed to understand more of what he went over than some of the other members who glazed over a few times. It’s all stuff I’ve been trying to learn on my own, so it was nice to have that reinforcement from someone who’s being doing triathlons for 11 years, including completing 4 Ironmans, two of which were only 8 weeks apart!
This was a great event for me because it confirmed to me that what I’ve been trying to learn is correct and it will hopefully give me a jump for when I go to get my Level 1 USAT Coaching Certification.
Oh, did I leave that out before?
Yup! I have to apply and apparently slots fill quickly, but I’m going to throw my application out there. There’s a training in Albany which is only about a 3 hour drive and I could shack up with one of my college besties who is out there. Finger crossed! I really want this! I’ve written a few training plans for a few friends recently and have gotten positive feedback.
Hey there’s me! I’m running Ironman 70.3 Syracuse! And goodness it’s getting to be creeping up too. Getting very close, very close indeed.