Monday, January 12, 2015

My Coach was right...Go figure

Lesson Learned:  For that last 7 days the only pool of water I had been in was a shower.  When I had practice yesterday, I was afraid that I  would have a rough time and was actually hesitant to get in the water BUT the coach made me get in. 
 After my initial warm up I went directly into intervals and did one of my fastest freestyle to date and ALMOST not quite lost a lung and did not want to puke!!  I say all of this because in spite of myself and jacked up thinking,nothing was lost because of 1 week.  It because of the consistency in the water (at least 3 -4 times a week for the past 2 months) doing drills and other things that I think I was successful. 
Before, when I was not consistent, with pool time and drills, it showed in my performance and my coach could tell.  I did not want to believe I could not skip around with my pool training and do well. I should know better because I'm a coach and I talk to my runners all the time about following the plan and trust your training.  Yesterday, proved what my coach has been trying to tell me all along.  

Saturday, January 10, 2015

TriHeb12.1 Galveston Journey 1/9/15

Team Mates
Im baaaack!  I am going to be dead tired today.  Not because I had a hard work out session but because I was up very early today.  Not only did I have a cycle session with Playtri, but we also started the Spring season with DRC!  So I was up early and excited!  HA!

I was suppose to run 6 miles but I had to cut it short because I needed to get back to my car to make it to Playtri in time to set my bike up on the trainer.  If you don't know what a trainer is think of it as a treadmill for a bike.  It is mentally draining as a treadmill because you just spin and spin and spin. 

Redbone on a trainer
There she is (Redbone) behind me on that green stationary thing called a trainer.  I call my bike Redbone because she is red and is bad to the bone.  I love my roadie!  Anyway lets get back to business.  

Today we focused on  body positioning on the time and keeping cadence while maneuvering through high and low gears.  This sounds easier then it is.  Optimal is 90 revolutions,  so we wanted to keep  our cadence between 80 - 90. 

After 40 mins on the bike we finished up with squats with weights and with out and walk outs.  All in all a fun workout but I know they will get tougher so I will enjoy this down time for now.  Tomorrow SWIM!

 Coach discussing types of bike.

Monday, January 5, 2015

TriHeb12.1 Galveston Journey

My 1st training was today at Playtri located  in Dallas.  Today's session was pretty simple or fairly easy workout...strength training and continuous movement.  I don't want to get cocky and think all my workouts will be like today.  I will not underestimate what is to come and overwork because I feel I'm not working hard enough.  I know they will start to kick my butt as time goes on!  So I will continue to follow the plan is given and if time allows add additional workouts to the plan so I will not lose any endurance, especially  to the swim portion.  Overall I had a good time tonight and I am excited of what is to come.  Today we did lower body, core work and shoulder strengthening movement such as rows and shoulder press.  Mind set is continuous movement with proper form all things mimicking the movements and flow of a triathlon.  Between Playtri and DRC I better be ripped at the end of the season!  Lol!