Monday, May 4, 2015

Comeback week 1

Really enjoying getting back into the swing of things.  Sitting here on this Monday night, I'm tired in that way that 3.5 hours of working out feels like.  It's a nice feeling I've missed for quite a while now.

Less you think I've quickly lost my way and I'm Mr. Ironman training demon again, let me highlight the week:

-2 swims of just 1000 yards each.  My elbow is still sore post surgery so I'm being cautious here.  I'm also not in good swim shape after 4.5 months out of the pool (which is the longest such period since i started triathlon back in 2001).  My intent is to build to 2-2.5 hours/week of swimming spread over 3 swims--I'll be doing my open water thing starting in about a month or so.  this is less training oriented and more enjoyment focused swimming....

-3 runs totaling just 2 hours.  I'd like to build to the point where I run 2-3 hours per week and generally not more than an hour at a time.  I intend to run them faster than normal and might do a 5k or two and a spring trip later in the summer if I'm so inclined...

-8 bike rides totaling about 10 hours.  I do intend to use May to rebuild my bike base and then focus on long distance riding--eventually building to 12-15 hour rides as I build my long distance biking capability in front of the 508 in September--should be a fun experiment!  I've already got a bunch of cool rides planned...

-I'm just starting on my core/stretching stuff.  I need to dial up yoga and pilates classes in the very near term.

Having fun and not missing racing at the moment.  I'm still very diet focused and am down about 17 pounds--yea!

Looking forward to week two!

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