I like to think I was ahead of the curve from the "ordinary" self-coached triathlete. Each workout had a purpose and I avoided junk miles and working out, just to work out. With a family and full time job, I wanted to get something done that would help me run triathlons on the weekend.
Coach Bob has had in store. The swimming I expected to be more scripted like it is, but the running and riding are much different.
There's a larger focus on time instead of distance. While I may not going as far, I'm working harder than I have in past workouts. Threshold, tempo, zone 2 and more could be combined for just one run. Nothing is more fun than slipping in some zone 4 work on the long weekend run.
The bike... is a lot different. I'm coming to realize that I had been pushing too high of a gear for too long of an rpm. Thus, wasting my legs faster than they would have lasted. It's tough trying to spin my sticks at 100 rpm for more than 2 minutes, especially on open road.
Take a look at last week's numbers:
BIKING - 42 miles - would have been more, but due to a sore achilles from Saturday long run, I opted to rest it Sunday for a swim.
RUNNING - 27 miles
SWIMMING - 3.79 miles in two workouts
TOTAL MILES - 73 miles
TOTAL TIME - 08:21
Overall not a bad week considering I cancelled work on Sunday for a sore achilles. It's a nice little flare up that happens now and again. It peaked Sunday morning and is feeling better and better. Hopefully I can get back to the normal schedule. I might have to schedule more 1/2 session for PT with Kent at TK Muscle Therapy.