Bike
  • 1h 04m
  • 19.50 miles
  • 18.28 Mi/hr

20 loop backwards.
Another character builder ride. SW wind 25-25mph. First day of the year wearing shorts on the bike - woohoo! 24-26mph going out, 13-15mph coming back. On a couple gusts, it was all I had to keep it at 11mph.

Stretched well and iced hip flexors again last night.  Thought about running this morning, but I'm going to give it another day.  Hoping for a ride this afternoon if I can get home in time.

Swim
  • 50m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • -----

Drills and focused swimming. Mostly worked on compact recovery and pull. Had a hard time focusing today so I did a little more swimming than drilling. This is boring, but when I get it right, it's smooth and fast.

Tons of geese headed north this morning.  All it takes is a hint of a south breeze and they're outta here.  Always brings a tear to my eye, but I'm definitely ready for some warm spring weather.

Bike
  • 28m
  • 9.00 miles
  • 19.29 Mi/hr

Short and sweet, but it was outside. I needed to blow out some stress from the work day. (Would have been longer if it weren't for that stinkin' accident on the bridge.)

Run
  • 29m 53s
  • 3.30 miles
  • 09m 04s /Mi

Z1/Z2 run. Hip flexors were "present" on my last couple of runs. They don't hurt, but I know they're there. It's either from lack of quality stretching (likely), and/or ramping up the running too much (most likely). I think I'm going to rest (no runs) and ice for a couple days before it turns into something. Probably will back off on the long run this weekend.

Did a full set of hip progression stretches, iced hip flexors then got in the whirlpool for 20 minutes.

Run
  • 38m 34s
  • 4.25 miles
  • 09m 04s /Mi

Run: Run Speed
Speed/Efficiency
40
10' wu. 15' cd. 10 x 15" pick-ups, (strides) - about as fast as 5k pace - quick NOT all out -with FULL recovery, these are meant to be very fast.

Swim
  • 50m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • -----

All Drills

Focuses:
Compact recovery w/ leading elblow
Relaxed hands, no blocking
Arm rotation and high elbow

Even after just two days of focused practice, I think hand position change will happen quick - it's easy to feel. High elbow is going to take some serious practice - when I lose focus for just one stroke I can feel my arms break down.

Swim
  • 50m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • -----

All drills.
Focuses:
Compact recovery w/ leading elblow
Relaxed hands, no blocking
Arm rotation and high elbow

Bike
  • 1h 08m
  • 19.50 miles
  • 17.21 Mi/hr

Pace was no reflection of effort today. 48 deg, NW wind 10-20mph.

Run
  • 57m 40s
  • 6.00 miles
  • 09m 37s /Mi

Symphony Village and back.
Difficult run....very cold at 0600. High RPE, high HR, slow pace. This was one of my hillier routes, though.

Swim
  • 1h 30m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • -----

Swim lesson with TI coach Hap Gentry. Awesome lesson...details to follow.

Swimming Lesson:

Primary areas to work on:
  1. Recovery: Too wide, needs to be more compact
  2. Rotation: Slightly under-rotating, need to be "on-edge" on every stroke
  3. Pull: Elbow/arms breaking down big time - arm rotation and higher elbow
  4. Breathing: Too long, need quicker breath and rotation back to nose down.
  5. "Blocking" with extended hand - need to relax them.  L is much worse than R.
Secondary findings:
  1. Lead arm slightly too high
  2. L arm crossing over and hands angled on entry
  3. Looking forward too much - look directly down and feel water on crown of head

Writing this list of things to work on is a little bit of a downer after having such a good week in the pool setting some new PRs.  When comparing to my first sessions back in August, I've come a very long way, but there's plenty of work to be done.  Balance was very good and head lift is under control - overall I had a very streamlined position.  After working on these areas for about 45 minutes, I swam several lengths with 11 strokes - it's amazing how much faster and easier swimming is when you simply put your body in the right positions.

 

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