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Training Log #7: September 5-11, 2016

We lost a week worth of training logs to the racecation — let’s just say there was lots of awesome riding, a little gym time, and plenty of recovery! This week was a bit weird because at the beginning of the week I was just two weeks out from the Outer Banks Triathlon, so this was a maintenance week more than anything before a short taper next week. Monday (Labor Day!): AM: Master’s swimming with an 800 swim, then 8×100 descending each 25. This practice went quickly and I felt pretty strong throughout – the 8x100s definitely raised my heart…

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Training Log #6: August 22-28, 2016 [Rev3 Maine Taper and Race!]

It’s race week! Which also means the racecation is almost here! Obviously taking it easy this week as I do a mini taper before the Rev3 Maine aquabike this weekend.   Monday: AM: Master’s Swimming, last practice before the race! The workout had lots of kicking and drills, all freestyle. Perfect prep for my ocean swim. Tuesday: AM: 50 minutes on the trainer! Z2 for most of the ride, with 5×90 second z4 intervals. Wednesday: AM: 35 minutes of aquajogging. I usually aquajog at night, so it was nice to get this over with first thing in the morning. Thursday:…

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Training Log #5: August 15-21, 2016

Last major training week before Rev3 Maine! This one was a doozy with four consecutive two-a-days, but I made it through feeling strong and ready to race. Monday: AM: Master’s Swimming with lots of sighting practice, including tarzan drills, alligator eyes, and learning how to do the corkscrew stroke to get around buoys. PM: 45 minute zone 2 spin on the trainer. Then I drove to Spokes, Etc., then to Performance Bicycles, and finally back to Spokes to pick up some new bar tape for the aero bars on my tri bike – it was so humid during my ride…

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Training Log #4: August 8-14, 2016

This week I realized how close we are to Rev3 Maine on August 28 – yikes! Since I am “just” doing the aquabike and still very much in recovery from my hip surgery, this has been a weird training cycle versus my usual race prep. I know I’ll be very ready, but definitely caught me off guard when I looked at the calendar and saw it’s only two weeks away. Monday: Rest day! Tuesday: AM: Physical therapy, this time with back squats, sandbag deadlifts, some core work and lots of hip movement drills. PM: 30 minutes of aquajogging – thank…

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Training Log #3: August 1-7, 2016

Goooood afternoon! Last week’s training was a little weird with some out of town friends staying with us and weekend travel. This turned into a little bit of a step down week — I think the universe was probably telling me I needed a rest week. Monday: AM: Master’s swimming. I woke up feeling hungry, didn’t eat anything, and paid for it with slow swimming. PM: I wanted to aquajog but ended up working pretty late, so just hopped on the trainer for 30 minutes of easy spinning after eating dinner. Tuesday: AM: Physical therapy, including 35ish minutes of squatting,…

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Training Log #2 – July 25-31, 2016

This was a go go go kind of week with a lot of fun social stuff going on. The old me used to have social plans almost every single day of the week – over the past few years I’ve really tried to ramp down on my social commitments to make more time for working out and generally live a healthier/more relaxed lifestyle. This week felt a little bit like that, with some social plans, a work dinner, and an outing with colleagues/friends. Luckily, I still got in all of my workouts! Monday: AM: Master’s swimming, distance day. Turns out…

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Training Log #1 – July 18-24, 2016

Right now I am somewhere in between full on recovery mode and full on training mode! I am getting back outside on the bike and assessing just how much fitness I lost in the 2.5ish months I was off the bike due to my broken hip. I can’t run until October, but I can swim and I sure can aquajog. I’m registered for the Rev3 Maine aquabike at the end of August, so once I get a good feeling for my cycling fitness, I’ll be right back on the training plan with Coach Dief. Monday: AM: 45 minutes of strength and mobility…

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