Monday, October 26, 2009
Nothing like a good stretch!!
I have what will hopefully be the last lactate test for a while this week. Ideally it works well as I can then set my training zones in a methodical fashion and resume some good workouts. So far, i have adjusted my training to reflect where I think my zones are and it does seem to be working. After only a few weeks, my LSD runs have a resulting lower heart rate and my speed does not seem to suffering at all(only have room to improve) I hope once I have the test it can provide some further direction and stronger improvement. The other good thing is that I can start my resistance training now as well. I plan on also adding some functional training to help with power and impulse as I am starting the ski season shortly.
Tonight, Trish will start her blog as part of my journey, and her journey over the next year. Deciding to do an IRONMAN is a selfish commitemnt and Trish is going to share with all the IM significant others what the day to day world of being with an obsessed person is like. I am sure that it will all be good things always. I can only say, my wife is the most patient supportive person that I have ever met, and I am lucky to have her on this journey. it is great when she acts as your nurse, coach, nutritionist, logistician and still has time to be a wife! She is great to train with as well. She was once a lifeguard and swim instructor so she always has good swim advice to offer, and is a great spotter for our swims in her kayak. She benefits as well, each year she will get out and do a couple of short distance events to be out there living the dream! LOL You should see a link and the intro for the wife perspective in the next short while.
Well, after a relaxing evening and a good stretch, i am go to and read my book and relax with a nice cold......glass of water(yeah, prefer a beer, but, not on school nights)
Have a great night and Happy training!