Tuesday, April 15, 2008

In the BANK!

First off... check out this piece by J.D. Casten!  He's been in a rut apparently... but I'm thinkin a "rut" is all relative.  I like this one... particularly b/c the Buddha is sitting a little crooked... how Zen is THAT?  Cool stuff J.D.!

Had a GREAT sunny weekend!  Unfortunately for me, Saturday I had a swim workout... INDOORS!  Just figures huh?  I got some sun mowing the lawn though!  The swim was a total of 3,000 yds. and combined some 25 and 50 yd sprints with 10 seconds rest as a pre-set as well as 7 X 300 yd at the fastest pace I could sustain.  Yeah... that hurt.  I held a 1:19 pace for all but the last one!  The last one I held a 1:10/100 yds and almost lost my cookies... literally.  It was bitchin.

Saturday consisted of a 3 hour ride followed by a 25 min run off the bike.  The weather was perfect for a longish ride... sunny to partly cloudy and mild.  Coach Liz had me choose a really hilly route and told me to "attack" the shorter hills out of the saddle and to sit back in the saddle and grind out the longer hills at 50-60 rpms.  Two points to that... leg strength AND learning how to work with my PowerTap and what different inclines/cadences/paces do to my power.  Overall I covered 52 miles with my buddy Scott and got some REALLY good work done on the hills.  The run off the bike was fine... I clocked a 6:45 fist mile in low Zone 3... happy with that.  Legs felt fresh-ish despite the hilly ride.

Heading into a fairly high intensity week ending in a 4 hour ride on Saturday.  My run tomorrow?  Liz has hill repeats prescribed and has told me, and I quote, "the last 2 hills are totally out of control: just work that hill hard and make that hill your bitch.  Yes, I just said that."  Is that HILARIOUS or WHAT?  I love that girl!  And I will work that hill... heck... maybe I'll even puke.

Happy training...

Breathe...


3 comments:

jameson said...

solid. your coach sounds awesome... I would do exactly what she says or she might kick your ass... seriously!

Drew Holmes said...

come do the mudslinger on Sunday....cmon get dirty

blink140pnt6 said...

The Buddha is where the Buddha is and the cookies are where the cookies are.

Now I'm glad I'm where I am cuz dude, if I had to race you now...

Your smoken! I might loose my cookies. I like em just where they are.