Ramping up

This week is the first of my peaking cycle and it’s going… well… it’s going all right. I was doing great last weekend with a swim-bike brick on Saturday at Pike Lake, where my first race of the year is held. On Sunday I did a 13-km long, slow run with my new training buddy, but skipped out on my short swim that night due to exhaustion.

Today I got back into the pool; my training buddy and I did some weights and then hit the pool for a couple of 500m pace intervals with a warm-up and a cool-down. It felt pretty good and I drank my Vega smoothie after (note to self: don’t buy the berry flavour… yuck!).

My new Garmin 405 is serving me well and I love plugging it into my computer to get the results of where I’ve gone, how far I went, what my pace was while running, and what my heart rate was at. I feel like I’ve stepped into a new realm of training. I am definitely going to be ready for training for Ironman for next year. All I need now is a tri bike…. :o)

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