I was trying to come up with a catchy blog topic, but nothing is coming to mind. Everything feels like it has been on autopilot to some degree. In light of that, I thought I would provide a training snap shot.
Swim – I continue to swim with Jeffco Aquatic Masters about twice a week for 3000-3500 yards total. We recently ordered swim caps which is pretty exciting.
Bike – I have been training entirely via Trainerroad which I love. The workouts are tough and I feel like I am getting stronger. My plan calls for three rides per week and I can usually get in two of them.
Run – I have been participating more in run groups, attending a couple with Endurance House and Road Runner Sports. I also did my first race of the year. It was a blustery 4M run courtesy of 3W Races on March 1st. Besides the snowpocalypse conditions, everything else was great. I should definitely keep an insulated water bottle at the finish line for cold weather events. I am still representing 3W as a race ambassador.
Strength Training – I have been pretty good about hitting the weights twice a week. I usually do upper body one day and legs and arms on a second day. My best bench press was 185 lb for 1 rep on Feb 11 and by best squat was 155 lb for 6 reps on Feb 21.
Stretching – As of Feb 25th, I started a new stretching routine. It is a series of about 20 different stretches with some incorporating a stretch band. Hopefully I will see a payoff in 4 weeks. My baseline lower body toe touch was 11.25 (not sure what the units were).
Triathlon – I have not done any specific training, but have been very active with the Arvada Triathlon Club in terms of arranging speaker and various administrative tasks. I like having a local club and have met some pretty great people through being involved.