To get started I headed to Coach Draper’s 7am Saturday CompuTrainer class with my trusted old BMC Timemachine for a threshold test. I hadn’t really been on a bike since October, so I was pretty interested in seeing where I was from a fitness perspective.
The test was simple:
- 30 min warm up building power so I would end up close to threshold effort
- 40 min functional threshold test as 4×10 min (8 min full power with 2 min easy)
Most days, I look forward to my training sessions. Sometimes it’s what is immediately in front of me that motivates me: A nice warm summer day when I can’t wait getting on my bike, cruising around the beautiful areas of New Jersey (yes – they are there). It can be the feeling in my body the day after a rest day, when every nerve and fiber of the body is ready fire again. Or it can be the expectation that lies in competing with a good friend on that last mile of the weekly endurance run.
I’m all for trying out new things in my training. When new gadgets, shoes, clothes etc emerge from the deep dark caves of the marketing departments I’m game, but this time Reebok took it too far.
Reebok paired up with UFC fighter Rampage Jackson to create the “first all-terrain athletic shoe”. The result is… AWFUL!
I am too lazy today to write up a separate training log for my website, so you will have to live with the report log that I sent to my coach
I still feel good. No pain or illness.
My swim sessions are improving. Still need some more time in the pool, but rests are getting fewer and pace is on schedule.
Today I signed up for my main B-race of the season: The 2013 NJ State Triathlon!
I haven’t had a thorough look at the 2013 season yet, but when the New Jersey state triathlon announced that it was going to be the Mid-Atlantic regional championship for 2013 I just had to sign up. A regional championship will draw more/harder competition and I like to compete against the best, even though I get my butt kicked
My December was pretty terrible from a training perspective. I couldn’t shake the flu I had and going a week to Spain didn’t exactly help. I brought running clothes, cycling kit and swim trunks to Spain. After 7 days they hadn’t been taken out of the bag yet…