Daily Archives: September 19, 2016

Triathlon Training Log – Off-Season, Week 2 (Sept. 12)

It’s always tough to return to work after a holiday weekend.

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Escaping

For me, anyway, this week dragged by.

Monday – off

Tuesday – p.m. run, swim with Bearcat masters

Another day living the run-commute life. After work, I did a lower loop in Central Park before running downtown to my pool for a total of four miles. Since I was already wearing workout clothes, I did my first dryland session ever (for the non-swimmers, it’s basically a 30-minute warm-up) and then completed the freestyle-focused practice with my Bearcat buds. Running to swim practice? I’m having an identity crisis/transformation this off-season!

Wednesday – p.m. EngineRm workout

Wowza, this 75-minute endurance row was tough. The “main set” (not sure if that term is used in rowing) was one 15-minute block followed by descending intervals and a 1K time trial at the end.

Thursday – off

Slept in and had real-person plans after work

Friday – p.m. run

Originally, I planned to run before work, but … sleep won. (It never wins during the season!) It’s finally cooling off here in NYC, and by the time I made it to Central Park around 6 p.m., the weather was perfect: hovering around 70*F and sunny with no humidity. I kept running until I felt like stopping—er, really, until I got hungry—which led to 5.75 miles.

Saturday – a.m. run-row “brick” (run in Central Park and row at EngineRm); p.m. swim with Bearcat masters

I’ve missed sportz Saturdays. First, I did a short 1.5-mile warm-up run to EngineRm before I took a 45-minute class. Although I picked up the general concept relatively easy, I felt like things really clicked today, and I can already see improvement in my numbers and stamina. After running a few errands and doing productive adult things, I went to my first Bearcat distance freestyle practice of the season. It was a tough one: 1.5 hours in the water and 4,150m covered. I felt great in the water, and hopefully I can keep this momentum up as the off-season continues.

Sunday – a.m. run

Easy and 5.5 miles in Central Park with one of my friends while folks training for November’s TCS NYC Marathon did 18—wowza!

Are you gearing up for a fall race/event?