Well, that’s it. My 2016 triathlon season is officially in the books.
Nice view up here. Wonder what it is like a little bit higher …
Thanks to the Olympics, I accumulated a few comp days at work, which let me come home for a long weekend, spend some time with the fam, and do the 16th Annual Cazenovia Triathlon.
General training notes: Since I was still recovering from work—and because I had the local yokel sprint on Sunday—we kept training light this week. Nothing hard, nothing strenuous: just enough to keep the body moving and the legs fresh.
Monday – off
Tuesday – a.m. run
After disembarking the early morning bandwagon pre-Nationals, I struggled to hop back aboard this week. I did three loops of the Reservoir in Central Park that were peppered with fartleks, plus one mile at projected local yokel pace for a total of seven.
Wednesday – a.m. CompuTrainer ride at Tailwind Endurance
Easy-ish 70-minute ride with lots of cadence drills
Thursday – a.m. run
This four miler was a total slog, but on the bright side, I saw a few friends in Central Park.
Friday – off
Saturday – shake-out run and tech ride
Easy 10-minute jog, and I rode my bike up and down the driveway a few times to make sure everything felt OK. My front brakes were rubbing, so I paid a quick visit to Syracuse Bicycle for an adjustment (and to see my people).
Sunday – 16th Cazenovia Triathlon (800m swim, 14-mile bike, 5-K run)
My final race of the 2016 was a sweet one: I cracked the overall female podium for the sprint! That means a lot because this was the first tri I did four years ago, and it’s super motivating to see the progress I’ve made. Race report to come!
What’s new with you? How did your workouts go?