Monday, November 19, 2012

Club Person of the Year..... woo hooo

So first week of the formal program last week, plan was 11:45 and i managed 12:20, so solid consistency!

No swim last week, struggling with getting to the pool, as i've off-peak membership in Shoreline, means i have to be in by 6pm. Mon and Wed are my scheduled swim days, but i'm playing a bit of rugby on wed evenings with work!

had a solid running week = 3.5hrs, bike = 7:40, and 2 gym sessions, giving me a TSS of 630, which is good.

After a good few weeks on the MTB, i certainly felt the road spin on sat (95km), pace was fair to at 26.5kph... but really need to keep the momentum on the road bike now! no more playing on the MTB at the weekends unless its very bad weather!

Base 1 week 2 this week - 14:15 planned - Swim 2, Bike 8:15, Run, 2.5, Gym 1.5

Finished the week in style with the WTC Awards dinner on Saturday night, where i was honoured and humbled to be voted as Club Person of the Year. Thanks to everyone who voted, delighted!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

a weekend of nothing!

Last week was always going to be a mixed bag, my plan had me down for 10hrs, its the last preparation week before i hit the main base phase. Mid week was fine, 2 swims, 3 runs including a nice night run in Devils Glen. 2 Turbo sessions and 2 strength sessions!

The weekend however was a very different matter, had an all day Stag on saturday, drinking (steadily, nothing manic) from 12noon until 9pm, and then onto an engagement party until 2am, meant Sunday was a total write off, the day spent stuck to the sofa watching rugby and other assorted crap TV programs

They say the odd weekend off does you good, i felt like i wasted 2 perfectly good days by not training, The stag was great fun though i have to say!

This week see's the start of the full programme to get me to Tri An Mhi in May! 
Base 1 - Week 1 - Target 11:45hrs, with a focus on longer runs as i build towards the 1/2 Marathon in Waterford on the 1st December.

signing off with the above photo, which makes me giggle every time!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Beasting Ballyhoura

well for a supposed recovery week, i certainly clocked the miles up on the bike!

Swim and Run were non existent this week, one very easy 8km shuffle on Wed evening!

Monday was Marathon day, so span around the course for 2hrs very easy pace!
Tuesday took the day off, and did a solid 3.5hr road spin with some good hills - 1000m climbing!
Thurs and Fri no training
then off to Ballyhoura for the weekend!

Saturday the Red Loop - 50km of trails

Sunday the White Loop - 35km, wet, cold and frozen!

11.5hrs on the bike, total training 12:20

Total TSS = 563

next week target 12:30, with 3 runs, 2 swims, 2 gym and 3 Spins!