Week 6 of 13

My appologies for notkeeping up with my usual weekly training plans :-/ Life gets in the way. Never too late to write the plan for this week though,huh? And since it’s Monday, I had a day to relax from my race (I talked about that in my previous post). I talked to my coach about my disappointment in my time, especially my sprint running, and she replied, “I know you were a bit disappointed wth your time at the sprint tri/du. You haven’t been training for speed. So, as an endurance athlete–you did fine!” Great words for me to hear. And, truth be told, training for endurance events are completely different than sprint events. A 20mile ride followed by a 6mile run in a race is much different than a 56mile ride followed by a half marathon. I need to keep reminding myself that.

Ohh! So the plan for the week of 6/25

Tuesday: 

1. Swim= ladders, total=2700 yards

warmup = 900 yards 4 x 100 as (25 yards right arm /25 yards left arm then swim 50).  :10 RI on all. swim 200 easy then  6 x 50 fast with :30 RI.

main set = 1600 yards (at 2:00 pace per 100)

100 (:15 RI)  / 200 (:20 RI) / 300 (:30 RI) / 400 (:40 RI) / 300 (:30 RI) / 200 (:20 RI) / 100

 cooldown = 200 yards as you like

2. Mtn Bike ride 120min

Wednesday

run = speed  50min

Warmup first then:

8 x 800m (fast) with 2:00 RI between

Thursday

bike = long hill repeats. 6% grade  (repeat)

From the bottom of 299 and 44/55 to trapps bridge in New Paltz might work well) Climb seated 50-60 rpm. Zone 3.  recvoer 7:00 easy spin.  Do total of 3 times. (if you are in the Hudson valley region. If not, fint a 6% grade hill that is 3-4miles in length, and follow the rest of the instructions). I am not a fan of these, just FYI 😛

Friday

Bike=LSD + run

60mile ride +transition to 30min run

Saturday

OWS (yaaaah!)

+ optional hike or mtn bike ride

Sunday

Run: LSD

12miles

I hope that is useful! I recently found, upon trying different supplements on rides, a food (yes, actual food) that my stomach can handle on long rides. Yes, I admit it is a bit weird, but I’ve found I have no stomach discomfort or feelings of intestinal cramping (or feelings of nauea) when eating these:

Baby food

Yes, I admit it. I consume organic baby food on rides.No judgement, please.  But it’s easy to fit in my pocket, and there are different types (apple, pear….) and you can take “sips” a little bit at a time. I’m sure I could technically make this with my blender or juicer and put it in a small bottle, but it has been effective (and you know you are getting good nutrients!).

I wish you a healthy, happy, fun training week.

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Races, Gardens, Farmers Markets, and Everything Inbetween

This post may be composed of a variety of different themes–that seems to happen when you do not keep up-to-date on your posts.

Triathlon training has been going well, and I’m ecstatic that I can now swim outside without a wetsuit (wetsuits are a whole post in itself).

Lovin’ life

I finished my first individual duathlon of the season (the Trooper Duathlon I did as a part of a team), and despite the fact we got there at the very last minute and I had no time to eat breakfast, I finished in a decent time. Well, I could have really pushed myself on the runs (and create a list for why I wasn’t as fast as I wanted to be). But, the course was actually much hillier than I thought–not only on the run, but the bike ride as well. I was lucky to have my #1 fan and best sports event photographer waiting and cheering me on–as well as getting sunburnt. Below are some photos from the event.

My number

My Transition area

Listening to pre-race instructions (Yes, the number is not centered)

Where swimmers swam

Making friends with others while waiting for the start

First sprint….I’m not the most photogenic athlete

Running to T1; ignore my mis-matching outfit

Bike out

Preparing to dismount

Done!

Yes, mis-matching and post race stretching….

Done, sweaty, and disturbingly off-center bib

🙂

 

As a post race celebratory treat, we walked to the Rhinebeck Farmer’s Market. It is a small market, but has great falafels, and produce from local farms in the area.

Rhinebeck’s Farmer’s Market

Fresh lavender and local apples

Falafels, all the way from New York City….Pure deliciousness

Yummy

And, just a couple days ago, a pedestrians walkway was painted in Rhinbeck town. Finally, after years of dodging cars and traffic, people can cross in safety….God willing.

People can now cross without the fear of people hitting them.

Now, to my gardening. The past heat waves and afternoons of downpour rain have really given growth to my garden. My sunflowers (with edible seeds) are almost three feet, and my sugar snap peas are growing like crazy–almost big enough to eat! The lettuce is delicious, and I can tell that the carrots and cherry tomatoes will be edible soon as well.

Peas!

Fresh greens- perfect for juices and salads!

My sun flowers before the support structure went up (right after a storm)

And with fresh ingredients, I’ve been able to keep cool by cooking up some refreshing meals, such as homemade gazpacho.

Mmmmm

There will be a post soon about my bike (oh, remember that old thing I was building?) and recent wanderings, but I leave you with a photo of K with sparks flying…for my seatpost.

Please do take caution when attempting something like this…Or atleast know what you are doing.

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