Depeche Mode : I CAN'T GET ENOUGH , Great Memories of a misspent youth
Week 2 of Training is nearly over. I have kept to the routine accept for a rest day on Thursday deciding not to do a wind trainer session.
Monday I skipped my swim session after the Sunday run but I did do a 10km easy run at lunch time .It was a little wet with a drizzle midway through the run . Legs were still hurting a little. In the evening it was the final NCTC Committee meeting.
On Tuesday it was up early and down to Nedlands for a 20km time trial .It was going to be hard and it was. I was passed by Julianna after 2km and just stayed on her wheel for the rest of the ride.My legs were screaming and full of lactic acid. It was a hard ride. I did just over 34minutes which doesn't count as I was drafting. Not one of my better time trials. In the evening it was off to Perry lakes for the run training.It was a really nice evening and we all had to do a warm up and then a 3 km time trial.legs were just tired but not hurting as much. I managed a 12.53 time which was pretty good . It does mean that the Interval pace that i will have will be greater than last seasons training.
On Wednesday I did make it to swim training and we did a 2.3 km swim session.I felt slow even with the flippers but my arms are slowly feeling stronger. I am still lagging behind the group in lane 1 . Breakfast after swimming at TXTSHOTS . I had a large breakfast of french toast and bacon and maple syrup .It was just too much.
In the evening it was a run starting at the Running Centre.Lauren was back from IM Switzerland and was running that night . Lots of familiar faces.I started off with the 10 km group and soon led the way .The legs were feeling good and I did not get passed till about the 5km mark and then I could not stay with the fast runners .I turned back after passing the University at Jojos Restaurant on the river about 7km into the run . I then ran back along the river and did a 14 km run at under 5 minute pace.If the Garmin is to be believed it was at 4.31 pace although my HR rate was way above norm which can't be right.
Thursday was suppose to be a wind trainer session but I decided the body was due for a break. The legs were pretty tired with 50km of running in 4 days. I had a rest day and swam again on Friday morning.
Getting up is the hardest bit but I felt I was a little stronger in the water this morning. There is a definite difference in the strength of my right arm to my left and it makes my action of breathing on my right a lot more disjointed and cumbersome as my left arm is outstretched as I am trying to breathe through on my right. I feel more confident and smoother breathing on my left when my dominant right arm is outstretched and my balance is better. I am hopeful that as I get stronger the swim will improve. We did a 1000 warm up with various drills for 500m and then 20 x 50 m at 1.10 pace with rest and then a 300m cool down .It was a good session and I stayed with a group of 3 swimmers.After the swim session I had breakfast at TXTshots with the usual suspects . Just toast and coffee this time , could not have a heavy breakfast .
In the evening I did a 35 minute easy run and felt really comfortable. I skipped my core workout .I will have to do that another day.
Saturday , I had a good sleep in. I just fell asleep on Friday night by 10pm and slept till 7am .The exhaustion of the week catching up with me. I had a late start for my wind trainer session but possibly just trying to avoid the 3 hrs on the wind trainer. It was going to be a Coach Troy's Spinerval session aptly entitled Tough Love.
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Not so sure about the run tomorrow.
Swim: 2 hrs or 5.5km
Run: 4.25 hrs or 40km
bike: 4.45 hrs or 140km