It appears for me that blogging may be synonymous with triathlon training?? Why do I say that? Well, I was at the pool today and put my bike on the trainer this weekend. As I got out of the pool today, right away I was thinking about how I needed to get back to blogging and reconnect with all the awesome people that I have virtually met and all the fun that being here each day can be. I have been remiss as a have been running and working in sharing adventures and being a part of what you are all up to! I miss it! So here I am and hopefully can get back to my routine as I get the ball rolling again.
For the past few weeks running has been the menu item of choice. I can stand to make the most improvement in this area so it not all that and an idea. I have made some improvement and ideally I can keep the momentum going on what I have started with. I have enjoyed it even though running is the least favourite of the disciplines for me.
Today after a bit of a break I was back in the pool! All I can say is WAHOO! I loved it, I had such a great swim practice it was over the top. After not being in the pool for 5+ weeks I rocked my swim. I did a short distance to start, doing a 1600m ladder swim with a 100m to finish up an set a benchmark for my training this season. The entire swim was relaxed and easy with no issues with any part of it. I feel like I am picking up where I left off. My stroke count is a little high, but it is the first day after a break. It gives me one point of focus as I start the training for the season. After a great swim I finished it with a 100m to see where I was at. I managed to get it done in a 1:29, it was a sprint swim, but it felt good. By the 4th x 25m my stroke count was a little higher, but I got to the wall in what is now my benchmark for the year. Overall a great day and a great start to being back in the water. I am aiming for a couple of times a week until Christmas to set a base and get ready for some more intense sessions in the New year. As I did not do any kind of speed work last year there will be a lot of that fun stuff this season. I look forward to the pain and the adventure and seeing where I might get to with a little different work than last season.
I also got the bike downstairs and ready to get on the trainer. I am going to wait until next week to light that up as I have a marathon this weekend. So getting on to burn the legs is not likely the smartest idea right now. Last year I did not get on my trainer until March, so this is super early. My goal is to do a couple of months of maintenance then build some power before starting into the program in early spring. Although IMCanada is my A race next season, I want to see what I can improve in a sprint race as well. This season I managed some good times, but I feel I can pick it up a couple more KMH. I want to see if I can manage some 40+kmh races in next couple of years.
So, all that being said!!!! I am back on. My passive active break is now over and it is go time once again. After all it is less than 300 days until my next IM so I better get busy!
Thank you to all that sent me notes for my current goal that I am working towards. They have all been sent to the right person and now I wait anxiously!
Cheers and Happy Monday!