Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday - Sept. 17

Portage Lakes Sprint Triathlon

Swim
 - 879 yds.
 - 18:44
 - 2:07 pace/100yds.
 - aveHR 145
 - maxHR 155
 - definitely still fatigued in the upper back and shoulders.  I elected to forego a wetsuit to challenge my open water swimming on purpose, which it very much did.  I got through it but it wasn't as pretty as I would have liked.

T1
 - 2:34.9
 - 0.19 mile distance between waters edge and bike start
 - aveHR 146
 - maxHR 158
 - nice not to see a HR spike upon exiting the water

Road Bike
 - 13.69 miles
 - 40:37.7
 - 20.2 ave mph
 - aveHR 153
 - maxHR 166
 - definitely feeling the quads but still a strong effort.  6th fastest bike split of the day, but I know I can go faster when fresh.

T2
 - 1:16.0
 - 0.05 miles
 - aveHR 131
 - maxHR 143

Road Run
 - 3.2 miles
 - 23:56.2
 - 7:28 pace
 - aveHR 160
 - maxHR 173
 - run felt the best of the three events and I was pushing as fast as possible without hitting the wall.  First race in a long while that I actually felt like I was running strong and with good form, not a shuffle, but actually striding.  A friends photo also shows me 'running'; foot, hip, body position all looking like it has purpose.  Very happy to find progress.

Saturday - Sept. 16

Vultures Knob Grassroot Mountain Bike race
 - 2 laps Sport Class
 - 11.32 miles
 - 1:28:30
 - aveHR 166
 - maxHR 180

2nd place in my class.  Happy with my riding but still feeling the legs from last weekends beatdown.  Regardless, I looked at this weekend as another hard training weekend instead of peak racing.

Heart and lungs are performing well and my body is conditioned for long endurance, these shorter aerobic power/threshold races challenge me in different ways.  Goals are staying routed around the long endurance work, 50-mile SilverRush trail run in Leadville, CO next July is what looms on the horizon.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday - Sept. 14

KB LongCycle
 - 5 minutes
 - 24kg
 - 4 rpm (reps were swing/clean/jerk)

Ab Wheel
 2x 10

After Work....

Open Water Swim w/ Jill and Diane
 - Killbuck Lake
 - 45:05
 - 1.10 miles
 - aveHR 135
 - maxHR 148
 - tried starting off at a faster pace and quickly realized that smooth is fast, fast is trashed.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday - Sept. 13

KB LongCycle
 - 5 minutes
 - 20kg
 - 8 rpm

Bench Press (275# max)
 5x 110, 125, 140, 150, 165#

Pullups - 1x5 each (2" bar)
 - regular
 - reverse
 - close
 - wide
 - neutral

Pushup x15
Close Pushup x10
Wide Pushup x10
DiveBomber x5

Hanging Knee Raise
 2x 10

Tuesday - Sept. 12

De-Load Week

Double KB Clean + Jerk
 - 6 sets of 30sec. Work/Rest
 - 28kg
 - 5 reps per work period

Squat (290# max)
 5 x 115, 130, 145, 160, 175#

Clients....

Abs
 - situp x30
 - 4-way crunch x30 each
 - swiss ball crunch x30
 - leg levers x30
 - 4-count flutter x20

Seated Calf Raise
 - 5x 45, 70, 70, 70. 70#

After Work....

Hike w/ Josie and pups
 - Wooster Memorial Park
 - 2.35 miles
 - 51:01

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sunday - Sept. 10

Mountain bike area tour w/ Josie and Joe

1) Strongsville Mill Run
 - 8.35 miles
 - 1:14:01
 - 6.8 ave mph
 - 554' of elevation
 - aveHR 111
 - maxHR 147
 - legs felt better than expected.  Butt doesn't really want to sit on the seat

2) Medina Hufffington, River and Reagan Trails - joined by James, Caitlin and Jim
 - 12.6 miles
 - 2:12:29
 - 5.7 ave mph
 - 745' of elevation
 - aveHR 114
 - maxHR 151
 - almost exclusively riding standing to stay off the seat but manageable

3) Austin Badger trail
 - 3.21 miles
 - 33:33
 - 5.7 ave mph
 - 285' of elevation
 - aveHR 119
 - maxHR 151
 - definitely feeling the fatigue of 10.5 hours of riding the last two days but still moving.

Time to De-Load the rest of the week.

Saturday - Sept. 9

Gravel Road Bike w/ Joel and Ron
 - 90.2 miles
 - 6:28:14
 - 13.6 aveMPH
 - 7178' of elevation
 - aveHR 139
 - maxHR 171

One heck of a day.  Very happy to be able to keep up with these guys on a hilly gravel ride like this.  Last year on an easier route I had to bail out on the roads to limp home.  This still beat me down pretty good, but so was everyone else, and misery loves company.