Soooo … I returned to my hometown this past weekend for some swim-bike-run action.
It was a pretty good trip.
General training notes: Bittersweet would be the best way to describe this final, official week of triathlon training. It’s been a memorable season (recap to come), but I recognize it’s time to shut it down and be a normal person for a few months. Anyway, my body felt OK this week. Swimming continues to feel more fluid, and biking always feels smooth. That running stuff, though; it’s hit or miss. We’ll work on that during the off-season.
Monday – a.m. run
Steady 40 minutes along the West Side Highway
Tuesday – p.m. swim with Bearcat masters
Everyone has been coming out of the woodwork, which means a total of eight people packed into the lane. And that resulted in a short-interval focused practice with lots of 100s, 75s, 50s, and 25s. I kind of felt like a jerk because after we went through the main set twice and logged 2,400m, I was really warmed up and ready to go—but that was the entire practice.
Wednesday – a.m. run
Easy four miles along the West Side Highway
Thursday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance
Although the set didn’t look bad—5×1 min. at VO2 max, 4×1 min. at VO2 max on a hill, and 4×30 sec. all-out sprint—the lack of rest made it tough. Usually, we go into complete recovery mode between intervals, but for this workout, we stayed between 70-80 percent of FTP.
Friday – a.m. run
Easy five miles along the West Side Highway
Saturday – off
Sunday – Cazenovia Triathlon
Ended the season on a high note: finished the sprint as the fifteenth person overall, 5th women, and 1st in my age group!
What’s coming up on your training/racing schedule?