Now that week 1 is done I’m happy to report that everything went great and all 98% of training goals were met. The only deviation was the Thursday swim I had to cut short because the day before I lost my swim goggles, and after 15 mins in the pool, my eyes were on fire. Second, I cut out my 20 min recovery run on Sunday because I deviated a little on the bike training. Instead of just a plain tempo session, I ended up doing a power intervals session (Turbo Crank Workout #9, review to follow), which fried my legs pretty good. Then on the swim later, at the end of doing some kick drills, both my hamstring & calf of my left leg locked up solid for a good 2 mins. I’m still feeling the soreness in the hamstring today. So I didn’t want to push the legs further with a run. Not a big deal.
Week #1 Totals:
- Running: 153 mins, 27 kms
- Cycling: 73 mins, 35.3 kms
- Swimming: 93 mins, 2500 yards
- Strength: 70 mins
Heading into Week #2 and I’m feeling great. Tonight, 800 yards in the pool and a short 15 min easy run.