What workout did you do today?


#2553

Geiger. High cadence stuff got bouncy.

I got a level out. It’s tilted.


#2554

Third week of SSB2HV, swapped out Eclipse for Tray Mountain as I have a dumb trainer and it’s just annoying with the shifting target power plus I want to have the time left of whole interval shown. I did the whole workout @ 103%, will do the same today with Antelope +5 and if that feels ok I’ll manually bump the FTP up. But man these longer SS intervalls are tough mentally.


#2555

Elephants +5, 6x7min 105-108%, t’was tough, cracked midway through last one, but without a doubt I’m getting a lot better at suffering through these


#2556

Wind was 20mph gusting to 28mph, good times for the first long route of the Wed night series. Not the best substitute for Spanish Needle but I did dial things down to keep TSS below average for this ride. Secondly I was a little tired after Mon vo2max and Tuesday ride that I didn’t keep at zone 2 / aerobic endurance. Need to exercise more discipline while doing zone 2 outside!

Fixing my weak posterior chain / glutes is clearly paying off - no more knee issues and a simple/strong seated push had some 3-11 second PRs for 2019 season (starting late September). Wasn’t even trying. Progress.

After sharpening top-end will go back to base and work on power. This route is basically 2x40 threshold when ridden hard, plus another 40 minutes for the ride to/from home. Power is down after focusing on fixing glutes/chain.


#2557

Maybe not every week but once a month or so might be kinda nice to! Especially on those days that i’m not cramping in the feet like a mofo


#2558

Just did fish-2 week 7 him build lv. First two 15 minute intervals bang on second 2 complete rubbish. Normally don’t fuel but this was too much with not enough on board. Going to make sure I eat a bit more tonight before my run tomorrow


#2559

Oof thats a good pace! Im a 50 year old new swimmer if Im lucky, all out I can hit a 1:35 pace …doing a a 25yd sprint! :slight_smile:


#2560

I find it so interesting that folks have much lower heart rates than me. I think genetically I run higher and I’m not in the best shape but I did Bluebell +1 a couple of weeks back (FTP a bit under yours) and I was maxing out in the low 180s! :hot_face:


#2561

Thanks! I’m just trying to see if I can catch up to @JulianM although the distances I swim are still quite a bit less than him.


#2562

well he is a Kona qualifier!!! Ive been swimming for a bit under 2 years and just find it so hard. So technical I look at the gains I’ve made in running and biking and with swimming Im more comfortable and a bit faster but still really slow


#2563

youtube started suggesting videos from effortless swimming, so I watched a few. Watching a few of his video critiques can give all of us some pointers.


#2564

None… the hardest part of structured training


#2565

just Phoenix while watching the new podcast. solid workout!


#2566

5,050m swim today though my usual day is Wednesday. A crowded pool even though I waited until late. At one point, there were 5 other people doing 5 other workouts in my lane. Generally, however, there were 2-3 other people (each doing their own thing). The interference meant a few lengths were, um, ‘recovery’ doing one-arm drills or something until I could pass at the wall or until oncoming traffic passed so I could pass without being too obnoxious. For the last 1500m though, I had my own lane.

Main set: 3x500m w 20s rest; 5x300 w/ 15s rest; 10x100 fast w/ 10s rest


#2567

This kicked my butt last week, but I made it through this week (yesterday):

Spending some hard evenings around threshold these days…


#2568

Ha! Thanks chaps :grinning::+1:

Swimming is by far my weakest triathlon leg but I’m slowly getting better. @dprofis I learned to swim in 2010 when I started triathlon and it’s a real struggle to see improvements while having to run and ride as well. Maybe it would be different if I was just swimming without having to commit time to training the other sports.

I haven’t improved much really over the past number of years but I’ve put in a concerted effort over this winter swimming more than I’ve ever done before (averaging around 14k/week since October) and I’ve definitely seen some improvement but it’s hard work for what seems like what seems like relatively small gains :disappointed:

To achieve what I want I need to really be swimming well under the hour without a wetsuit and I’m nowhere near that ability…but I’m not giving up just yet :facepunch:

Second week of SSB2 for me and Clark was on the bike menu. Back to the pool tomorrow…and Hunter on the bike.


#2569

A slightly customised (correct spelling :wink:) Geiger.


#2570

Washington +4 today. Weekn5 of sustained power build low volume. First workout after a ramp test… Had to stop during cooldown period as my calves started cramping… Feel good now but not so good immediately after getting off the bike…


#2571

Tower☠. Two weeks ago I did Ragged but had to do a 10s pause on the last step so I wasn’t really confident that i would be able to do this one non stop but I ended pushing it through the end for my Thursday “no drop” ride, yay🙌! I guess i was feeling better today despite my lack of confidence…


#2572

Easy run., not really long, but that sort of effort.

Skipped swim.