One of my goals for this year was to get into the gym and stay there. So far, that's been tough. This week was not a bad week of training, but I need to find the time and energy to add some weight-lifting to my routine, but so far, that has not been easy.
I got in the water twice this week. Tuesday was kind of a grunt-work day. Bottom line, we did 10 x 200 @ 3:00 minutes, and while that wasn't necessarily fun, it was an effective aerobic endurance workout.
Saturday was a little more interesting. We started with a long warm-up, did some butterfly tempo work, and closed out with 10 x 100 tempo.
15 x 50 @ 1:15
-- 5 x through the following:
------ 2 x 50 fly (tempo pace)
------ 1 x 50 free (easy)
6 x 50 kick @ 1:05
10 x 100 pull @ 1:30 (85% pace)
This was a good workout. I started off stiff but swam better once we started doing stroke work. Then we built to a strong finish in the last set. By the time we finished, I was tired but satisfied.
Swimming Total: 2 x swim workouts (2000, 3150); 51.5 pts
It was freezing cold this week, but I rode four times. I won't say it was fun, but I did it.
All things considered, there were lots and lots of lunatics out on the roads.
Cycling Total: 4 x commute rides (4 x 10.3); 41.2 pts
I didn't get into the gym, but I did get in three runs, and that's good. I ran last Sunday, came back and ran again Monday, and then ran again on Friday. My Monday and Friday runs were both short lunchtime runs, but I got out there, and that's what counts.
It was tough to get out on Sunday. It was a lazy day with lots of rain, but Sally eventually talked me into going, and I'm glad I did. I wound up heading to the YMCA and getting on the treadmill. This is usually disastrously boring, but I had my tunes, and the NFC Championship Game was on, so instead of slogging through thirty minutes of boredom and pain, I enjoyed myself. I ran easy, set a pace I could maintain, and watched the game. Wound up going five miles. In the end, I almost balanced my swimming and running totals, which is usually a pretty good goal for me.
Running Total: 3 x runs (2.6, 2.9, 5); 42 pts.
Triathlon Training Total: 134.7 pts
That's not bad. Considering that we're heading into racing season, this is about where I need to be.