Thursday, July 21, 2011


100 degrees forecasted for today! I like heat though. But it might be because I have never done any endurance event in brutal heat:) Well, I haven't done any endurance event at all. Although maybe that 230k bike race can be considered an endurance event. And some of my Saturdays:)

Ok, so plan for today: bike in the morning and track after work.
I was already hot at 6 in the morning when I did the ride. And it was pretty hard ride, main set was 3x10min 160-170 HR intervals. I loved it though.

I usually run at 6:30 but moved it to 7:30, but it did not help too much. It was brutally hot. 3x5x400m at 5k pace with 1min rest and 3min rest btw sets. When I stopped I got immediatelly covered with sweat and then I was splashing sweat all over the place once I started running. It was kind of hard, I was panting heavily after each one although it did not feel too hard while I was running. Heat and bike are probably behind that it felt harder than normal:) I poured water over my head but water was already pretty warm so it did not help much plus it washed all the sweat into my eyes. Not fun.
1;29, 1:27, 1:28, 1:28, 1:28/ 1:28, 1:28, 1:28, 1:28, 1:28/ 1:26, 1:27, 1:26, 1:26, 1:26. Last set was little bit faster than it was supposed to be.
I finished with a lot of stretching watching 2 soccer players practising some golie moves. Pretty interesting and those guys were not bad at all. They might have been little intimidated by me staring at them but well they stared at me as I was killing myself on the track so we are even.

Next weekend I am going to Torch lake with some tri people, Friday through Sunday. They are doing IM Louisville in August and one guy has a cottage at Torch lake and he is hosting a little training camp for people and they agreed to take me along. So it will be a lot of biking and swimming and running (not much running for me though). And I am really really looking forward to it! I hope that week will fly by!


  1. Its 108 in NJ right now...ugh

    I think its time for me to take up swimming too!

  2. 108?!? Wow, that's brutal.

    Swimming is a good xtraining. Will do you well with your mileage increase for marathon training.