So I can definitely feel that my training is getting harder. Shorter rests in my swim intervals and longer run intervals are definitely forcing me to push harder. I know it will definitely pay off in the end. Next will be even harder as the volume begins to increase on top of the intensity. So far I am feeling great.
So yesterday I hit the pool for lactate intervals. The main set was 5*200 with ONLY 20 seconds. Wow 20 seconds really isnt much rest. These intervals are definitely building my endurance while swimming faster. Overall, my spilts were fairly consistant (3:00.47,3:07.44,3:13.94,3:14.77,3:13.21) I really feel like I am getting faster.
Up today, run intervals. Normally, I do them on the dreadmill. Today I decided to do them outside at the park by my house. The park has a loop that is just over a mile and is mainly flat with a few small hills. It definitely is a different beast doing intervals outside versus doing them on the dreadmill. Next time, I am may find a track to do my intervals at so I can keep them flat. Overall, they werent too bad. I did find I couldnt seem to keep a steady pace (this may be because of the hills).My pace was 40 seconds slower then my last dreadmill interval. Plus, it decided to rain just long enough to make it humid. UGH...I really need to do more of my intervals outside to get a better feel for pacing myself.
Not much else going on. Tomorrow Im hitting the pool. I dont have any specific plan. If im feeling good, I think I may do a 1000 yard time trial. Saturday I have a 10 mile run planned. It looks like Sunday's 2 hr ride will be done on the trainer. Thats fine, because I can finish the second half of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings that I started the last time I did my Sunday ride on the trainer. Hope everyone is having a great week
Wed OSN:1800 Yards Main set 5*200 threshold
Thurs ORN: Intervals 4.71 miles 44:01 9:21 avg/mi