|Perfect day to be out!|
|G showing me how it's done!|
Sunday I finally made it back to a Sunday swim at the pool. I actually managed to get 3000m in. In the afternoon, I hopped on the bike and tried out one of the Watts Up Cycling, home based workouts. I haven't quite figured out the ERG mode on my computrainer so I'm not sure I did it right but it's been explained to me now so when I get back on the bike on Tuesday, I'll do it correctly. Stay tuned for a review of this program!
I had a pretty full week of workouts. I'm slowly building things up again. My back is feeling better. Lots of ART work has helped but the knots are pretty deep so I think I need a few more treatments before it's back to it's normal state.
This is what I got up to last week:
Monday: 2000m swim. The main set was on a certain pace time (1:50/100m) and I consistently came in around 1:35/100m. It wasn't easy but I'm pretty pleased with this given my lack of speed work in the pool.
Tuesday: 45 minute strength session
Wednesday: 2100m swim in a.m. 1:05 ride in the p.m. Started watching the Hunger Games Catching Fire- so good!
Thursday: 60 minute strength session
Saturday: 1h 20 minutes of mountain biking
Sunday: 3000m swim + 90 minutes on the bike.
Total time: 8h 23 minutes. All the riding was done at an easier pace. With the exception of the mountain biking. It's impossible not to spike your heart rate when you're on the trails!
Have you ever tried mountain biking? How are you changing things up in your off season?