Write It Down, Do It Up – Week of December 29

Is it really Sunday already?!  Woah, this weekend flew by!  Nothing too big happened here:  worked Saturday, hung out and ran errands today.  Oh, and season four of Downton Abbey finally premiers tonight!

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But, I won’t be able to watch it because of my 4:30 a.m. alarm.  That’s right—my last week of freedom comes to a close today and structured training starts tomorrow.  Even though I made a workout schedule for this past week, I basically just did what I wanted; after all, for the next nine months I won’t be able to pull that card.  So here’s what went down this week:

Sunday – a.m. 35-minute indoor trainer ride … ON MY SLICE

Monday – a.m. 45-minute indoor trainer ride

Tuesday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance

Wednesday – a.m. run

Thursday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance; p.m. swim

Friday – a.m. 60-minute indoor trainer ride

Saturday – off

As you can see, biking still seems to be the favorite.  The first ride on Sunday was tough, but as the week progressed—and as I spent time in the saddle—riding in aero became more “normal.”  Holding the position for 30 minutes hasn’t happened yet, but I did hit the 10-minute mark on Friday, which was exciting.  It is a little frustrating things aren’t clicking as quickly as I would like, but (a) that’s what makes the offseason great, and (b) I remind myself that all triathletes go through the same thing.

And so we arrive to the end of the offseason.  My team’s official start date got switched around a couple times, but the “first day of school” occurs tomorrow.  Fortunately or unfortunately, my coach postponed our time trials (both swimming and running) until next week; he wants us to shake off the holiday rust and get used to working out again.

On a related note, I’ve decided to change my “Write It Down, Do It Up” posts and replace them with something along the lines of “Training Log.”  This title seems more accurate and appropriate.

Even though it should go without saying, all of my Monday-Friday sessions will be logged with Full Throttle Endurance.  And with that, let the 2014 triathlon season begin!

Monday – a.m. swim and run

Tuesday – a.m. bike (on spin bikes) and strength train

Wednesday – a.m. run and swim

Thursday – a.m. swim and run; p.m. CompuTrainer ride at Tailwind Endurance (if I can move)

Friday – a.m. bike and strength train

Saturday – off

Sunday – a.m. CompuTrainer ride at Tailwind Endurance

In terms of fitness and healthy living, what are you looking forward to the most about 2014?

15 Responses to Write It Down, Do It Up – Week of December 29

  1. I’m looking forward to the 2 feet of snow in my yard melting and it being nice out so I can actually ride my bike outside.

  2. Back to the grind we go! Although yours is slightly more grinding than mine ;)

    I’m most looking forward to seeing how much I can improve as a runner!

  3. Back to the grind. I love it and it looks like a pretty productive week…especially with the weather.

    • It was freezing on Tuesday’s walk to the gym, but luckily, it’s warmed up a bit–which is relative because it’s 23 today, lol.

  4. I hope you had a great first day back at training!

  5. I really hoped you watched Downton Abbey today or very very soon! So good, but I miss Matthew :-( Have fun at training :-)

  6. I thought of you yesterday, and sent you good training vibes. I hope it went great! And what did you think about the first episode? I have to admit-I’m kind of hoping something evolves between Tom and Mary!

    • Finally watched the first episode–it was good, but I do miss Matthew. :( I wonder if something will happen between Mary and Tom. That would actually be a good way to tie things up and end the series when the time comes.

  7. I am anxiously waiting to hear how the first week went! Godspeed on Thursday my friend…looks in-TENSE.

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