Monday, June 4, 2012

Super Fun Training Weekend

This weekend we had around 28 people at the tri camp I attended. Friday night we had a run efficiency test around a track, monitoring our HR and time per lap. It was interesting and I found that each lap I did my time decreased and my HR increased..not good. You can bet that monitoring my HR during training will become a major focus for me. We biked in a very windy and hilly course. It was very pretty and who know southern Indiana was sooo hilly! After that we did more running and then we had an underwater taping and analysis of our swimming. That was interesting. Coach says I have a pretty good stroke and just needed to work on more bending of the elbow. My running still sucks..who knew. Even though I'm doing more and more running I'm still pretty darned slow. I just think I will never have the bio-mechanics to run fast. I just "my" pace and that's all I can do. That's okay, I'm never in contention to win anything :)) Sunday we rode out to an area where we practiced our transitions, mounting/dismounting our bikes. This was full on anaerobic since the course was just a 3+ mile bike followed by a 1.5 mile run x 2. It was hot and sunny so that added to the fun too! All in all a pretty good back and legs are sore, but other than that, i'm ready to take on more challenging training.

Friday, June 1, 2012

My super awesome training weekend to come..

I leave at 4 here to head out to camp. It's a coached tri-camp that I did last year and had a blast. Friday we do a pedaling practice, then an efficiency running test. Saturday it's a 30 minute aerobic trail run, a 56 mile bike ride, open water swim clinic, pool stroke development and video underwater assessment. Sunday it's another 50min aerobic run, bricks of 2 x 3.6 miles bike/run. Stretching sessions, pool stroke development, open water swimming, go HOME!!! I'll post pics later as I have them...oh happy weekend...:))