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