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!
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?