Saturday, January 26, 2008


I think the blog entry title says everything about my ride at the Shootout today.

After the usual easy warm-up to the start of the ride, the pace picked up. That's when I got into trouble. Instead of bing able to move up a bit, I was slowly going backwards. The legs were extremely heavy today, and didn't have anything in them when the pace started to pick up. I knew I was in for a long day. Joel came by in the van, and I just waved him away...there was no way I was going to be able to hang with the group even if Joel pulled me up.

I ended up riding with a small group, but then made a dumb mistake of taking some food in when the pace slowed, except I was still eating when a group started to hammer down the road. I was stuck in no man's land, trying to chase them down, but seeing them pull away. I ended up riding the last 45km of the ride solo. I didn't feel too bad for the last at least that was one positive from the ride today!!

A 40' run in Sabino Canyon finished the day off.

Thurs and Friday training....

Thursday morning, we had our long run of the week....1hr 45 min in Sabino Canyon. We tacked a warm-up loop in bear Canyon on at the beginning, and then ran the reverse route of a week or so ago (up the Phoneline trail..and back along the road). This was a killer run....tons of uphill running...but it's good sport specific strength training. 21km (1:47)

We swam yards in the afternoon for our recovery swim. 4000 yards, with 1000 SKIDS for warm-up and then a mixture of pull and some stroke/swim combos.

Friday morning started out with I'd say our hardest set in the pool (effort wise at least).

400,200, 2 x 100 IM
8 x 50 (25/25)
24 x 100 on 1:30,1:25,1:20,1:15
3 x 400 (ez, pull, pull)
200 ez

We also headed out for a base ride with Simon's camp group that is in town right now. Simon has posted some great pics on his blog. We rode over to Mt Lemmon, and I climbed to mile 8, turned around, and headed back home. All of Simon's group rode to at least the 14 mile mark!!


Lauren H said...

Congrats on the final day of training Dano! It sounds like your legs are ready for the break (and maybe some yoga too).

Anonymous said...


Try a 24 pack of beer.


Daniel Wells said...

Both sound really good right now...