AA - I've got an indoor training bike, kinda similar to a watt bike, but unfortunately broke last week, no resistance when pedaling, Could have done with it this weekend with the weather. Getting it repaired , hopefully, but looking at investing in some rollers. 8:35 pace for GFA - lucky you
Hi Minni - Lakesman IM distance tri for me in June is currently only race planned.
Chick - Enjoy Florida and all the swimming.
2old - No planned training races, plan says Oly distance and HIM but can't find any suitable so will be DIY.
Training still going well apart from struggling to get out on road bike due to weather. Hour in the pool today 6 x 400m with some OW practice - lot of waves due to Aqua Aerobics taking place.
2old - Very happy with training so far, only 4 zones as percent of max HR:
zone 1 65 - 74%zone 2 75 - 85% zone 3 86 - 89% zone 4 90 - 95%
As its harder to get HR up with bike compared to run , bike is 5% lower. So everything is currently zone 2 , at first it was hard to stay in zone 2 for running but as running fitness has returned now OK. So at the mo all training is in zone 2 (which is what should be used on IM race day), as weeks progress more and more zone 4(max 10% of training) is brought in .
All good training last week over 10 hours done in total, 3 swims 4 runs and 3 bike. all runs outside apart from Friday - too slippy
2old - Well done on the YKW. The only way I'll be drafting behind AA is if she is towing me. I definately needed the break from running to fix my hip, was a bit concerned with niggly pain when I returned to running, but no concerns now. Don't think the person you know is going to change I'm currently on week 8 of my 30 week plan, which consists of following:
10 weeks base: avg 8.5 hours per week max 11 hours 10 weeks build : avg 13 hours per week max 16 hours 10 weeks peak : avg 15 hours per week max 20 hours
Going really well and training to time and HR is helping me "take it easy" running wise, week on week I'm running further at same HR
4 x 400m swim this morning and 4 of the quickest 400m I've ever done(not quick but quick for me) and 1 hour zone 2 run this afternoon, 7.4 mile at 8:06 avg
2old - a very very impressive year for you. You are getting quicker with age. I think you'll do very well at your fun HIM. Speedy recovery hopefully for you. I'm definately in the non/never skier category
AA - Very impressive swimming and brave to go out on the bike. Well done on the 16 miles.
Chick - Good to see balance with hill reps, well done, and yoga.
A race this year is Lakesman IM Tri 18 Jun, may look at an autumn mara and will probably do Swindon HM in Sep, new town centre flatter route, apparently a lot of runners steered clear of original due to being hilly , but I always ran well on it.
Training going well this week, over 10 hours in total and even managed a couple of miles under 8 min/mile during a short brick run.