Daily Archives: September 25, 2016

Triathlon Training Log – Off-Season, Week 3 (Sept. 19)

This week started with summer weather and finished with fall temperatures.


Signs of fall in Central Park

Thank GAWD. The humidity in NYC has been unbearable for the past few weeks—and entire summer, really—so I was psyched when I got to wear a t-shirt and not a tank top for my run today.

General training notes: I have a post drafted that details my off-season plans, but in essence, it comes down to doing (or not doing) the sports I want—and lately, that’s been swimming, running, and rowing. (My bike and I are taking a break. Don’t worry, we’re fine. We just need time to miss each other.)

Monday – a.m. run

Easy three-mile slog in the rain and humidity

Tuesday – p.m. swim with Bearcat masters

An over chlorinated pool lead to a shorter, 40-minute practice. (We usually swim for an hour.) Since there were eight of us in the lane, we stuck to shorter intervals like 25s, 50s, and 75s. I tried my best to hang tough for the full 60 minutes, but the chlorine made my lips and lungs burn, and I couldn’t stop coughing.

Wednesday – p.m. run and EngineRm workout

Easy 2.5-mile warm-up before a 75-minute endurance class at EngineRm. My former Work Husband (from my days living #TheRabbitLife) came, and we had a blast.

Thursday – p.m. swim with Bearcat masters

The pool was closed all day in an effort to rebalance the chlorine levels, and even though it was slightly better than Tuesday, it was still far from ideal. Nonetheless, I survived the IM practice.

Friday – off

Saturday – a.m. run; p.m. swim with Bearcat masters

Easy 4.5 miles to start the day, plus 4000m in the pool with the Bearcats. We did a monster 5×200 set with both paddles and pull buoys, and it’s safe to say paddles are not my friends. On the bright side, I nailed all three of my dives off the blocks.

Sunday – a.m. run

I met up with one of my tri buds for an easy loop of Central Park, and the weather was perfect: right around 55 degrees and sunny. I love fall running!

Has fall weather arrived for you?