Friday, February 29, 2008

Into the Swing of Things

Well, our first couple days of adapting to the altitude seems to be over. Wednesday was a tough day of training.

We started out with 5km in the pool in the morning, with the main set being three rounds of 3 x 100 on 1:30, 3 x 300 on 4:30. I wasn't feeling that great in the water, and just held 1:6's for the 100's and 3:55 or so for the 300's.

After lunch, we met up for a 2.5 hr ride followed immediately by a 40 min run. We rode out Lake Mary road easy for 90 min, then turned around and headed back for 60 min of tempo/steady riding. We had the wind at our back coming home, and the group was flying! I yo-yoed out of the paceline twice, before finally falling out with 15 min to go. We met up with Joel who had all of our running gear, and following a brief road-side change, we started our run which was 10' steady, 10' easy, 10' steady, 10' ez. The legs were quite stiff starting out (first transition run of the year) but felt better as we went along.
We covered 91km in 2:40, so a solid ride all in all.

Thursday I woke up pretty stiff and sore from Wednesday. I had an ez 40' run in the morning before swimming, so I headed out and did a loop through the university, and then home for breakfast. Swimming was a bit of recovery today, with 3500m being covered in the pool. We headed out in the afternoon for our 2nd run of the day. 30' warm-up, followed by 30' tempo, and finally a 10' cool-down. The weather was great (15 C) and made for a good run.

I headed over to the university later at night for the NAU men's basketball game. NAU was playing for 2nd place in their conference against Weber St. It was a good game, with NAU winning by 3 at the end.

1 comment:

Lauren H said...

Keep up the good work with the updates!! Sounds like you are getting back into the swing of things with the training - and 15 degree weather... must be nice. (Aurora was -30 with windchill yesterday)