After a bit of a rest last week – and a generally mild ease-back-into-it period for most of November – things seem to be picking up on the training front this week. I’m back to masters more seriously and I’ll be damned if I didn’t do 3 back-to-back 25s of butterfly yesterday. The 3rd one was not pretty. I’ve had my longest run since Austin – only an hour but it felt great. And today…right there on the schedule with no way to avoid it, it was back to Coach’s tough bike trainer torture.
I set up everything I’d need to get it done.
And that wasn’t it, for this was a bike/strength workout, which meant it was time to drag the TRX out into the garage as well.
Now I know some of you actually ride your trainers IN your house, which is all well and good if it’s a quiet one or you live alone or your pets don’t get a little freaked out by it or your spouse doesn’t work at home. But for us, I ride in the garage. Unfortunately it’s “winter” as we know it in Northern California and my garage was, at best, 40 degrees.
Yes, I started the workout in my parka.
Thankfully that was shed after the warmup set. From there I spent my time alternating between hard power intervals on the trainer and strength moves with the TRX. Those pushes on the trainer get harder the more squats and lunges you do…
November, as mentioned, was very light with training being fairly casual and drill-focused up to this point.
Swim: 12,800 yards
Bike: ~70 miles
Run: ~46 miles
Strength: 4.5 hours