Write It Down, Do It Up – Week of Feb. 24

Friends!  Long time no speak!  I’ve had a busy few days, so blogging moved to the backburner, but I’m back.

out-of-order

Someone in my building busting the lat pulldown machine!  I feel both peeved because I can’t use it and curious because I want to know who broke it.

Anyway, yesterday morning, I went to a Full Throttle Endurance team swim with another training group, and it was great.  For those who’ve been reading for a while, you may remember when I observed Danny’s practice when I was in the city apartment hunting, and this was the same session I attended.  I love having two coached swim practices back-to-back, and Andrew and Danny have very different coaching styles, which works nicely too.  Case in point:  yours truly struggled through did the butterfly for 50 yards!

After the swim, I had a bike/saddle fitting with one of our team’s cycling coaches.  There will be a full-fledged post on the three-hour appointment (yes, three hours of assessing and making adjusting), and it was definitely needed.  For my fellow trigeeks, my new saddle is the triathlon-specific Selle Italia SLR. (I’ll go into more detail in the post, but I also tried an Adamo model and absolutely hated it!) Right now, I’m not crazy about it, but it does feel a lot better than my old road saddle.

I also owe you a post on Brooklyn Hijinks, Part Two—Gabby, our friend Katie, and Katie’s mom explored the area yesterday afternoon and obviously ended up here.

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Brooklyn Cupcake for the win!

[Insert seamless transition from cupcakes to workouts.]

Hello, recovery week!  Can I get an amen?  Just like week four, we’ll be maintaining volume and backing off intensity this for the next seven days, which I’m also considering an active taper of sorts for Saturday’s indoor triathlon.  This means it’s basically race week, yes?  This training day won’t be a full-fledged race obviously, but I’m excited to push myself and see how much I’ve improved so far.  Time for Write It Down, Do It Up!

(If you’re new to WIDDIU, here’s how it works:  Every Sunday evening, I post my workout schedule for the week, and I invite you to do the same.  This way, we can motivate each other and hold ourselves accountable.  Sounds like a win-win, right?)

Monday – a.m. run with Full Throttle Endurance (FTE); p.m. bike?

Tuesday – a.m. run and strength train

Wednesday – a.m. bike with FTE; a.m. run

Thursday – off

Friday – a.m. swim with FTE; a.m. run

Saturday – “super sprint” indoor triathlon (500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 3-mile run)

Sunday – a.m. bike and strength train

How was your weekend?

12 responses to “Write It Down, Do It Up – Week of Feb. 24

  1. the best transition into cupcakes is eating them, those look amazing. I missed ya but glad everything is going well, sounds like one busy gal

  2. You always post on my training logs you are so impressed…and I always post on your training logs that I am so impressed LOL. This week was no exception your week looks so incredible. I wish you would come back to Syracuse when I’m here LOL. 🙂

  3. I live in Brooklyn and now I see that I must visit Brooklyn Cupcake! 🙂 Those cupcakes look delicious!

  4. Yum! I might just have to head over to Brooklyn to try out those cupcakes!!!! I had a great weekend that included TWO races, one being a half marathon!

  5. Great week coming up! I gave myself a recovery v week last week not even doing a thing for four days! I was still do busy though with other fun stuff and lots of time on my feet!

  6. Yay for a new saddle! I need a new one too, and new everything for my bike. I need to get on that, and a wetsuit, pretty soon here.

    Also congratulations on doing fly for 50 yards 🙂

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