It is starting to feel more and more like the offseason. The days are shorter and the mercury is dropping. Winter also brings parties and illness, both of which have a negative impact on training schedules. Fortunately I have the luxury of having a pool close to my house, my trainer permanently set up in the basement and a treadmill at work and also at a gym close to home. I also have the family support to allow occasional evening workouts.
I have enjoyed my swim workouts quite a bit as the offseason has allowed me to explore non-freestyle strokes. I actually feel comfortable with breaststroke. My backstroke is stagnant. The past two weeks I have even worked on butterfly drills.
I have been strength training as well. Part of that is general fitness, but I am hoping it also translates into cycling power. My trainer sessions have been pretty week and I have not been matching my power output on the roads.
I feel really good about my treadmill workouts in terms of HR, but I am not sure about speed. The 1-2% steady incline is not a replacement for outdoor terrain.