Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Day 2 of Week 3 Base Phase

I slept in my calf compression sleeves last night. I think it helped.

Swim: 12:30pm, 00:37:09, 1800 meters
Straight through. 02:04/100m pace. Was supposed to be 2500m, but I had a doc appt to get to. I'm just happy it isn't the 2:10-2:15 pace from a couple of weeks ago. Gettin' my swim groove back...

Run: 5:30pm, 00:39:52, 2.94 miles
I need to get these GI issues back under control. Clean eating is in my near future if I plan on doing any sort of distance running...
Day 1 of Week 3 Base Phase

This was supposed to be a rest day. But having missed my long run on Sunday, and it being sunny and delicious outside, I couldn't take the rest day. I know. You're not supposed to make up workouts. Just move on. But when the mood to run strikes, I need to take it.

My IM plan has me training by HR and I have had a very difficult time staying in my HR zones on the runs. It sky rockets and stays there. The good news is that as soon as I stop working out, it recovers quickly. I've made a deal with myself to try and stay in my zones for the first month of training and then re-evaluate. The hope is that I can build my aerobic base enough to get my pace up to what it normally is when I'm borderline anaerobic.

Today's plan: 60 minutes of Z2. Since this had a few hills, my plan was to keep the average below 160. My other goal was to not walk. This meant that I had to pay close attention to my monitor and slow to the slowest trot ever at times. The end result was that I was able to keep my HR down...and I had a really nice time. Slow, yes, but nice.

Run: 5:30pm, 01:04:16, 4.94 miles