Post-Guelph Recovery

Post-Guelph Recovery

I’ve just finished a short, low-and-slow run. And I mean┬ájust – I’m still dripping and haven’t taken my shoes off yet. Today was a 30-40 minute low intensity run. My third workout since the race on Saturday. I’m surprised at how long it is taking for me to feel recovered. Monday I took a short swim – about 2000 meters, low intensity. Tuesday did ~30 minutes just noodling around on Zwift, low intensity. And today the run. I’ve been feeling…

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Guelph Lake Olympic Triathlon Race Report

Guelph Lake Olympic Triathlon Race Report

Well, my season has officially kicked off. On Saturday, I participated in the Guelph Lake Olympic Triathlon at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area in… you guessed it… Guelph. All in all, it was a pretty good day for me and I’m generally happy with my results and with the event itself. I managed to take advantage of the increased training load this season and drop a few new PRs, test out some new equipment and skills, and still have some…

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TrainerRoad thinks I’m Right!

TrainerRoad thinks I’m Right!

I tweeted my question from my last blog post to TrainerRoad. Namely, can I swap in a long ride on the weekend in the Sustained Power Build plan? Not surprisingly (because they’re awesome) they replied to my tweet today. Turns out YES! So that’s what I’m going to do. In other news, my race season officially starts this Saturday, June 17 at the Subaru Triathlon Series Guelph Lake Olympic distance event. I’m quite excited to finally get this year started…

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Coming up to the end of Cycling Base!

Coming up to the end of Cycling Base!

I get to celebrate the end of a HUGE accomplishment (for me). I’m in my last week right now of Trainer Road’s Sweet Spot Base High Volume. Holy cow does this thing WORK! I’ve put on over 50 watts from my first FTP test, and I’m sure I’ll add at least another 10-15 on my next test (Tuesday). That’s a ton of growth. I’m celebrating because its hard and I’m sticking at it. It’s a lot of cycling, and my…

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My Turbo is Crooked

My Turbo is Crooked

Earlier this week I saw a tweet from GCN @gcntweet asking about a cycling component that I’d “dream of owning.” Naturally there was just one answer that I have right now, though to be fair there are quite a few. One of the pricier things I’d love is a new turbo trainer. I’m currently using a Kurt Kinetic turbo that is in the “old” style – I’m fairly sure. It is about 11 years old, and has actually held up…

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Holy Cow I’ve been Busy

Holy Cow I’ve been Busy

Life has gotten in the way of me updating this blog, but I’ve got quite a bit to add. Hopefully over the next few days I’ll have things back under control again and will be updating this as regularly as in the past. Long story short – my job is very busy this time of year. Will fill in the blanks soon!

Recovery Week is for Sleeping

Recovery Week is for Sleeping

Two days this week I’ve decided to hit the snooze and sleep. This is likely a good decision. Monday is a no-morning-workout day, but I was up at 6 anyway to try to stay in the rhythm of getting up early. Tuesday was a snoozer, since I was going to ride outside Tuesday evening instead of on the trainer in the morning. Wednesday I was up at 5, with a leisurely morning run at 6. Thursday I had every intention…

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Weekly Workouts – May 22 to May 28

Weekly Workouts – May 22 to May 28

Weekly Stats: Swim: 6650m, TSS 147.2 Bike: 350km, TSS 896.4 Run: 6.37km, TSS 45.0 Total Duration: 14:44 Total TSS: 1088.8 CTL: 121.5 ATL: 146.5 Form: -9.2 Lots of work this week. The vast majority on the bike too. I started playing around with Zwift this week. A nice change of pace but not sure it will catch on for me. I was still able to do the Trainer Road workouts using the workout mode in Zwift. This did work quite…

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Lots Going On – Zwift, Bulging Disk, and Swimming Update!

Lots Going On – Zwift, Bulging Disk, and Swimming Update!

There’s lots going on this week, but despite that somehow I haven’t managed to carve out time to write something down. So here goes. Zwift! I have decided to give Zwift a try. I still love TrainerRoad, but am finding that at 5:00 AM when I get up to ride I’m really not in the mood to watch Netflix. I spend more time trying to find something to watch than I do getting the other stuff set up to ride….

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