With the off season comes a relaxed training atmosphere... at least around my house.
I don't have any races besides the Jingle Bell Run in December. The next "real" race is the Groundhog Run in January 2012. So, I have some time to dial it down a bit and focus on some speed and strength work.
I've incorporated weight lifting and X-camp classes in the workouts and shorter workouts focused on drills and tempo.
But, I'll be the first to admit, I was a bit disappointed with much my bike riding had fallen off. Not really the performance, but just lack of miles. For a few weeks, I was lucky to get 1 to 2 rides on the trainer or outside. Now that the weather has turned for the cold here in KC, most rides are now on the trainer.
Well, last week I finally belted out 3 rides of 15 or more miles. It was a mixture of working out over lunches, in the morning and at night. Kids go down... Em coupons and I ride the trainer in the living room.
Em - "Don't you think the TV volume is up kind of loud?"
Me - "I can't hear it over the trainer.... MORE VOLUME!"
Totals from last week:
Biking - 3 rides for 59.5 miles
Running - 3 runs for 15.6 miles
Swimming - 2 swims for 4000 yards
Total Time - 7:41
Almost got my 3 of 3 in for the week!
Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Training!