This past week was a really solid one. It ended with a good performance at Elkhart Lake. I’m really happy about how the race went. It wasn’t without it’s negatives – I was a bit sad faced about my bike split when I compare it to James/Blake/Andrew, but this was probably my best Olympic distance result in at least 4 years, maybe longer. I take that as a positive sign! The weekend was made even better by spending the remainder of the weekend hanging out with the family in Elkhart Lake and at the Osthoff resort.
I cut my aerobars down so that I can ride with the shortened reach without impaling my knees on them. It felt great during the race, but I found that outdoors, compared to the trainer my body naturally wanted another centimeter or two of room. Will do some more tweaking and see how it goes.
All in all – things are looking and feeling pretty good, I’m happy with the progression my training is making and the rest I’m getting outside of the training.
Monday – The usual easy run, with the main session being a swim with 20×100 @ 1:30 SCM – holding about 1:15
Tuesday – Just as I was about to get on my bike I got paged for work, so my day consisted of a hard run on the treadmill – 10×2′ HARD, with 1′ easy in between. I managed to fit in an easy bike ride that evening after work
Wednesday – A swim, that I forgot the most of, but the mainset was 12×50 @ :55 – with a goal time of 35 or faster. A really short easy run.
Thursday – A hard bike, with 2×8 @ Threshold, and later in the day a short easy run – that felt terrible because I did it to close to eating.
Friday – An easy swim and an easy run.
Saturday – Elkhart Lake Triathlon
Sunday – Zero