Not a bad training month in terms of distance, I achieved 258km on the bike and around 80km running (I missed a few drills off the below tally). I also hit some nice milestones which show progress, namely PBs on 5km run and 20km bike time trials.
|Weight (kg)||BMI%||Visceral Fat||Body Fat%||Skeletal Muscle%||Month|
|Activity Name||Activity Type||Course||Start||Time||Distance||Elevation Gain|
|20k TT warm down||Cycling||--||26-May||14:11||5.66||11|
|20k TT||Cycling||20k TT||26-May||39:52:00||20.11||41|
|20k TT warm up||Cycling||--||26-May||12:04||5.3||10|
|Lymington Baths||Open Water Swimming||--||26-May||40:00:00||1||--|
|Home 10k||Running||Home 10k||25-May||59:05:00||10.3||46|
|OS Handicap||Running||OS 5k||23-May||26:11:00||5.71||40|
|Brick (BRBR) intervals||Running||--||21-May||49:05:00||4.58||11|
|Strength training Lower||Strength Training||--||18-May||:||0||--|
|Strength training Upper||Strength Training||--||17-May||01:00:00||0||--|
|Littledown and Iford Ward Cycling||Cycling||--||15-May||01:02:20||24.11||258|
|Nursling and Rownhams Running||Running||--||12-May||56:08:00||7.8||14|
|Home 10k (no base layer!)||Running||--||06-May||59:53:00||10.43||61|
|Littledown and Iford Ward Cycling||Cycling||--||05-May||34:33:00||11.57||174|
|Littledown and Iford Ward Running||Running||--||01-May||41:45:00||7.27||24|
Tomorrow is triathlon number two of the season and my first open water tri: Swanage Bay Triathlon. I never get nervous but I am a little on this one. Open water racing is an unknown quantity to me. It’s also a 7am start which is really early! Some good tips on open water swimming here if you’re a newbie like me…
I’ve also got a cold which is annoying (hence the massive salad pic!). It didn’t seem to affect my recovery run this morning so I’m confident that the medication I’m taking will stave off any adverse effects. I’ve trained hard and it’s a sprint distance so I wont lack endurance. As for pace, well I’m hitting PBs right now so this is good news.
Over most of the season I’ve focused on base building using the MAF180 forumla which has steadily increased my speed whilst keeping injuries and fatigue very low – this has meant I can train more often. I’ve recently added some tempo and interval sessions which have helped hone my speed
I then have a long break before the Bournemouth pier to pier swim, looks like I’ll be getting in the water after all!