Monday, July 02, 2007

Back to Training...

The last week or so has been a recovery week following the race in Edmonton. We arrived back in Vic on Monday morning, unpacked, did some laundry and a bit of light training. The week was generally aerobic activity, with a few more efforts towards the end of the week.

Thursday was a 2.5 hr ride through some hills, and the legs didn't like that much at all. To top it off, it rained pretty hard on the back half of the ride.

Saturday we did a 13km SS effort in a group, followed by 6 climbs up the observatory. We did a similar workout two weeks ago, and the effort was there today, but the legs just weren't quite there. The rest of the guys rode really well today, lots of good climbs up the observatory. We had a group BBQ at Coach Joel's later on that night, which was good times.

On Sunday, Andrew, Jordan and I headed just north of Victoria to run the Sidney Days 5km road race. It was going to be an opportunity to get in a good solid run, not expecting fast times.

Remarkably I felt great on Sunday, running a PB of 15:55 (2:56, 3:14, 3:15, 3:15, 3:11) Jordan and Andrew both ran strong races as well, all of us finishing at 16:30 or faster.

We're back to some solid training this week, and then I'm racing again the weekend after in Geneva NY. Hopefully I can translate my straight up 5km into a solid run off the bike. I know it's there, I just have to pull it out on race day.

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