Today’s Training Sessions
5am Strength Training session focusing on the Upper Body and Core
6:30am Cycling session – this is weekly HQ (high quality) cycling workout, focusing on high RPMs while maintaining strong wattage.
Squeeze in a 40 minute run on the treadmill. Get the heart rate up.
Run session: tempo day. Nice and steady, maintain pace.
Finish the day with 1200yds in the pool. Turn up the heat here.
How Did It Go?
After a relaxing weekend, I jumped right back on the training horse and went to work early. I realized that the morning routines that I had booked in my training program consisted of three legs: a run, followed by strength training, and wrapped up with cycling….and that was too much for a single session where quality is also a concern. So I am trimming my morning training sessions to focus on 2 items at a time. I began with a strength training session and added in some stretching. Then I switching to cycling for about 55 minutes. Burnt about 1,000 calories. Left the gym feeling deliciously saucy.
Scored a light run in the middle of the day – about 30 minutes at an easy pace. I’m using a quick trip to the closest Equinox to my office during lunch in order to take my mind off the midday hunger for Oreos and a chicken parm hero from Luigi’s. Getting out of my office in the middle of the day did the trick.
I found a swim class offered by the gym this evening. At first I had reservations about swimming with a group…but then I figured that taking spin classes has improved my upper leg strength and pace on the bike, so it was worth taking a shot. Well……it was awesome. A great workout, and it pushed my endurance (which shows me that I have a TON of work to do). 2.4 miles in less than 140 minutes. I better step this up. I finished off the evening with a lite run on the dreadmill, just to shake out the legs.
They say that in the sport of triathlon, there are actually 4 disciplines: swim….bike….run…and nutrition. I need to work on that 4th discipline with a bit more consistency as well.
Hey…the first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have one, right??