Daily Archives: August 31, 2015

Triathlon Training Log – Week of Aug. 24 (Week 34)

Please pardon the delayed training log.

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I was traveling, exploring Utah, and taking full advantage of being a real person—bring on the triathlon off-season!

General training notes: Last weekend’s Cazenovia Triathlon marked my final swim-bike-run race of the 2015 campaign, so this week served as my first official week of the off-season. Coach Pat and I debriefed both this most recent event and the season overall and developed a game plan for the upcoming three months. (Full post to come.) In the mean time, I’ll be taking the next few weeks easy before slowly increasing my running mileage. After all, November’s Philly Half will be here in no time!

Monday – off

Tuesday – a.m. run and strength training

Easy five miles on the West Side Highway

Wednesday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance and strength training

With no tri coming up, I was left to my own devices in the saddle. After a 10-minute warm-up with single-leg and high cadence drills, I did 3×10 min. builds and increased gear or cadence every three minutes. As I enter the triathlon off-season, these workouts will serve a recovery/cross-training purpose; I’m not trying to increase my FTP, log serious VO2 max efforts, etc. I finished up the morning with some push-ups and corework.

Thursday – a.m. run

Huzzah, the humidity finally broke! These four miles actually felt easy.

Friday – off

Unless a few hours of dancing at a wedding counts, this was a rest day.

Saturday – hiking

At Zion National Park, I embarked on my first true hike, a 5.4-mile roundtrip loop to Angel’s Landing.

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The route made me earn those views, though; the park guide classified it as “strenuous,” and even though I cranked it out in three hours (the guide bills it as a 4-5-hr. outing), my hip flexors are still sore as I’m writing this post Monday morning. Honestly, I’m more sore today than I have been after any race this season—ha!

Sunday – off

Exploring/travel day back to NYC

Do you have any fun trips coming up?