Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Week 5 Recap

This was only slightly better than the Week 4 failure.  But in my own defense, it was another holiday week.  I used the last few days of 2010 to get all of the laziness out of my system.  Hopefully it's all out of my system, because the training volume is about to make a sharp vertical tilt.  I'm half-way through the base phase of the plan.  Another 5 weeks until the build phase starts and the 20 weeks of "real" training begins.

Lessons Learned This Week

1) When riding outside in sub-freezing weather, it is imperative that you wear either very warm/thick socks, or more than one pair.  And those socks should be something more substantial than mesh lightweight triathlon socks.
This isn't the most flattering picture, but I want y'all to see how COLD I was. But you can't really see "cold" in photos, so just imagine frozen appendages. And I need to get the race sticker gunk off my helmet.

2) If your lips are as blue as the background of this blog, it's time to turn around and go home.

3) Running at your normal pace, after a couple of weeks of not much running, leads to incredibly sore legs.  At least the view was nice.

Plan vs. Actual

Swim: 0 meters
Bike: 46.22 miles
Run: 6.25 miles
Strength: 1.12 hours
TOTAL = 5.43 hours (yikes, 3 hours below target)

Weight Loss
Let's just say that the holiday bloat is NOT making me very happy.  No, I don't want to talk about it.  Yes, I'm working on it...

Week 6 Plan
Mon - rest
Tue - swim 1:00, run 1:00
Wed - bike 0:45, brick run 0:15
Thu - swim 1:00, bike 1:00
Fri - run 1:00
Sat - bike 2:00
Sun - run 1:00
TOTAL = 9 hours (+ strength)

1 comment:

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I just wanted to say hi!! I'm doing the IMAZ as well, and I live in Spokane (so close to CDA). I'm thinking of volunteering for CDA since I didn't sign up in time.

I'm still working the laziness out of my system! ;)