This past week I was pretty hydrophobic. I didn’t swim ONCE! Tisk Tisk! I wanted to start this week right and get up Monday morning for a swim at BSC, but I was so exhausted and just wasn’t feeling it. I slept in (man I have been a slacker huh?!). My weekends are when I catch up on sleep but because of the RRCA courses I was taking this weekend, I had to get up early both days and had no time to nap.
However, I did get in an awesome run Sunday after the last day of RRCA. I ran completely on my heart rate and ignored my pace. I only looked at my pace when my watch lapped at each mile. I tried to stay within a heart rate of 147 and 165, which I calculated a while back via the Karvonen Formula. Success! I felt great after the run too!
My HR was the highest when I first started, but it steadied out.
49:13 (splits, 9:24, 8:19, 8:37, 8:25, 8:19, 8:46)
Avg pace 8:38
Avg HR 155
I was supposed to get a 30 mile bike ride in yesterday but I just did my commute of 12 miles…I know that this slacking on the training will catch up with me. However, I have been biking to work on days biking is not on the schedule. I’m hoping this kind of counter acts it? I know it won’t, but for right now let’s just pretend it will.
Anyway, this morning I was a good little triathlete wannabe and got up for a swim! I only swam for 25 minutes but hey I got a swim in!
(yes I know swim cap pictures are flattering…)
23 yard lane
1334 yards ~ .76 miles
News flash! My first triathalon is this Sunday! I am pretty nervous. I don’t have a wetsuit either. They are so expensive! I am going to do some last minute research and see what I can do!
Do you have some tips for my first tri?!
Do you heart rate train?
I am starting to. I plan on doing a post on heart rate training so that I learn more about it and so do you!
What is your workout today?
I biked to the gym, swam, and will bike home for my run!