I received an early Christmas present on Friday. I dont know how many of you read the Everyman Tri blog or listen to the Everyman Endurance podcast. Both are excellent resources for information on the latest news in triathlon and endurance sports. They are the creation of Roman Mica, who also is the creator of theB-Fit B-Day Challenge
In return for adding the widget to my sidebar with the latest news from Everyman Tri, I was entered into a drawing on Friday for a free Rudy Project TT Helmet
I checked back on Friday and lo and behold, I won!! I can wait to put it to use in 2009. Once I get it in I will post some pictures and then when I do my TT in February I will definitely post a review. It's funny I havent won many things in my life, but I have three times now won something from blogging.
My training is coming along ok. I swam on Friday for a total of 1000 yards (250 swim/pull/kick/swim). I had a little shoulder pain, but I have been able to work it out with trigger point massage.
Today I did 45 minutes base building in the bike. For most of the ride, I kept a low cadence with a high resistance and tried to keep my HR in Z1 or low Z2. I about a month, I plan to do some threshold self testing so I can get a good idea of my Lactate Threshold HR. Part of my plan for training smarter this year is to train by HR.
I have been using my stick to roll out some knots in my calves. I think this has been the cause of my achilles issues. I have gotten the green light on the trigger point kit. With this I can complete my self-torture(injury prevention) kit. I was reading about a triathlete training for Ironman who was having the exact two issues I have been having and working out the trigger points helped him finally be pain free. I have had some luck with the foam roller(which cant seem to keep its shape),tennis ball,and the stick, but this TP kit should be the best thing to help work out all the pain.
Now that this semester is over and training is starting to build back in, I hope to post more often and try to stay caught up with all your blogs. Well I am off to torture myself some more with that darn stick