Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ramping up and winding down at the same time. Is that possible?

I am working on speed this week. So yes, it is possible to both wind down and ramp up. I am pulling back the mileage and working on intensity. The workouts are beneficial and more tiring than the endurance stuff. I like both types of workouts so I guess that is a positive thing.

I am doing my second ever Olympic distance triathlon on Sunday (4/15). I know. It's crazy to have only done one Olympic and one Half Ironman prior to toeing the line at Ironman St. George. I suppose it helps that both of those were within the last six months. This is my fourth race of 2012 and my second triathlon. I can't wait. I want to see what I have in the tank and how much I can use what is in the tank.

I had a great 20 mile bike session yesterday. I think my ride is all set for Sunday. New tires, new-to-me aero helmet, and I mounted the SpeedFill hydration system to the Kestrel last week so I am, in theory, ready to roll.

This morning I had a good swim/bike brick workout. I swam faster than normal just to try and simulate a shorter race pace. It felt fine. I will do another spin session tonight followed by a short but speedy run.

More later.

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