Knees were a little sore from yesterday's rides. Took it easy on this one. Intensity, speed, and time were down by design. Will take tomorrow off as I never have knee pain so the body is clearly telling me to dial it back.
Was dying for another ride and got one in tonight. This is the third of a TrainerRoad workout and was a tough one. I raised the settings on TR and increased the resistance on the trainer. This was supposed to be a 2 hour workout, but I didn't have it in me after the ride this morning. The new settings felt great though as it really worked me out and made me push. Will keep these settings and repeat this workout until I can complete this ride.
First workout in a week and a half due to taking time off for the holidays. This was a TrainerRoad workout; the second in one of their free training plans. I wasn't sure how I would do having taken the time off, but I made this ride fairly easily. In fact, so easily that I think I need to increase the intensity level (set the indoor trainer to a harder level and up the TrainerRoad settings). Felt really good to be back though and left me craving more workouts. On another note, I weighed in for the first time since before the holidays and lost 1.8 pounds! I didn't drink as much water on the break and I think this might be an indication of me being slightly dehydrated. I would expect to gain a few pounds once I get properly hydrated. Either way, the difference due to hydration is minimal and I am very happy that I don't have 10 pounds to work off after Christmas! I logged most of my meals on MyFitnessPal, but still ate plenty of holiday foods.
My first TrainerRoad workout. This was essentially a stress test to gauge my fitness level and calibrate the software to my gear. It was tough, but effective. Set a new distance PR for a 1 hour ride albeit this was on the indoor trainer so it is not the same as being out on the road. I am looking forward to using the TrainerRoad training plans and getting a much better grip on my progress on the bike.
Nothing crazy today. Have the PCS Dallas Half Marathon this Sunday. Just want to keep things in shape during a taper week. Will probably only get in another 1-2 light workouts this week before the race.
Only had 30 minutes to get this swim in so decided to do a 350 time trial to see how I am doing compared to my times in the summer. I'll have to look back. I think I was doing around 7:45 for this distance so this was a great improvement. Form, breathing, and cardio fitness are coming together. More slowly now than in the beginning, but still making progress.
Trying to work up to the Olympic distances and am really close to putting that together. With my first half IM in April looming I have a lot of work left to do. Set a 10k PR on the run by nearly 5 minutes which really made me feel good about this workout. It really hurt though and legs were certainly spent on the back of this workout.