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
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|
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.|