Welp, better late than never …
I saw this place a decent number of times this week.
Hello. It’s me.
General training notes: I’m finally power testing next week, so we focused on staying fresh and getting the fatigue out of my legs. My bike workouts were recovery-based this week, and aside from my hill repeat run on Tuesday, my runs were easy as well. I do have a swim meet coming up
Monday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance
We deviated from our normal Monday ride and tackled a workout that contained four builds on hills. Each five-minute interval began at 83 percent with the goal of increasing our effort as our cadence dropped.
Tuesday – a.m. run
Five Cat Hill repeats and five miles
Wednesday – a.m. swim with Bearcat masters
Aside from a cockroach on one of the lanelines, this was an uneventful freestyle-focused swim. (Progress: I’m becoming more proficient with paddles.) We logged 3,100m.
Thursday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance
Since I’m power testing on Monday, this was an easy, 75-minute recovery ride for me.
Friday – a.m. swim with Bearcat masters
Hello, Friday fly-day. Following a longer freestyle warm-up with plenty of pulling, we tackled a main set that alternated between butterfly and freestyle. Per usual, I brought up the rear in the lane, but I’ve noticed my butterfly stamina has improved: I can do 25m without feeling gassed.
Saturday – a.m. run; p.m. swim with Bearcat masters
Woohoo for sportz Saturdays! I met up with my Achilles bud, and we tackled 11 miles in Central Park. Due to the temperature being in the 20s, it wasn’t packed, but we were lucky enough to have three additional guides running with us to flank the way. (It helps to have an extra person or two running in front of us to clear a path and “direct traffic.”)
That afternoon, I hit the pool for a monster 4,100m distance freestyle swim with the Bearcats. Gotta get everything locked in for Harvard!
Sunday – a.m. CompuTrainer class at Tailwind Endurance; p.m. swim with Bearcat masters
East hour-long spin-out at Tailwind followed by a 3,500m practice with the Bearcats
What’s your biggest workout day of the week?