Sunday, May 18, 2008

Finally some decent weather!!!

We were finally blessed with a few days over 15 C here in Vic. Fri and Sat the temperature climbed up to the mid 20's which made it great for training. Today turned out to be a good day weather wise as well, but the next couple days look cool and wet again. But...there is hope on the horizon as later this week looks to be warm again.

Now on to the training. Thursday morning was an ez 3000m swim in the morning, a 90' run on the rolling trail around Thetis lake, and an hour ez spin.

Friday morning was our usual swim to bike workout, but we were short one windtrainer this morning, so I was the odd man out, and just did the swim workout and then an hour ride on my own later in the day (along with a 50' run). The main set was 50 x 50 on 45" every 5th fast, followed up with a 500 hard (5:45). Colin and I had an epic battle, where I opened up about 5 meters on him in the first 100, but he eventually battled back and we ended up sprinting the last 25 trying to out-touch the other. I think I won :)

Saturday morning we met up down at Bubby Rose coffee shop pre-ride, before heading out for a 2:30 base ride. With the warm weather we had, it was nice to ride in just a jersey and shorts!!

Getting ready to ride from Bubby Rose

Later in the day we met up at Thetis Lake for our first open water swim of the year. The water the week before was 13.5 C, so I'm guessing it was about 14-15 or so this weekend. It was chilly the first little bit, but then you got used to it. We swam 2 loops of the big island (1300m per loop) and it was nice to get in the water and try out my new 2XU Velocity wetsuit.

Colin and I seem to be taking our time getting into the water

Joel took some awesome pics while we were swimming

Sunday we headed down to Beacon Hill for a solid run workout. 20' warm-up, then 6 x 1 mile (or so) loop on the road. I felt good running today, and ran some solid times running solo each time.

5:14, 5:16, 5:12, 5:15, 5:09, 5:19

I fell off a bit there at the end. for comparison's sake, Paul/Kyle/Brent ran between 4:36-4:45 for each one. Simon was just a bit quicker than that.

I'm looking forward to this weekend when I get to put my fitness to use in my first race of the year. I'm racing the Shawnigan Lake Half-Ironman on Sunday, and there looks to be some solid competition, so it should be a good day of racing.


Stelmachine said...

How'd you like the velocity? I'm trying to decide between that and the Orca Apex 2...

Lauren said...

Its about time you updated! Cringing at open water...

Joshua D. said...

Hey Dano! When is your Geneva NY race? Trying to plan some Wine Tours that wknd.


Daniel Wells said...

LR, the open water wasn't that bad. We are swimming Wednesday morning again

Josh, the geneva race is July 12th

Stelmach, I love the Velocity, it's definately a swimmer's wetsuit...

Anonymous said...

Good Luck in the 1/2 Dano!!!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 1/2. Great race.

Talk to yo soon,