Swim
  • 35m
  • 2250.00 yards
  • 01m 34s /100 yards

WU: 400EZ
TR: 200IM, 4x50 band drill, 200 paddles
MS: 5x200 on 2:40 - R:15
CD: 200EZ

Bike
  • 45m
  • 14.00 miles
  • 18.67 Mi/hr

FT session
3 x 8:30min @ 96% of FT with 1 min rest
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avg power for sets 251 watts, 95 rpm

Run
  • 35m
  • 5.02 miles
  • 06m 58s /Mi

E pace run
50 days of running - day 37

I'll make up my run from yesterday tomorrow to keep my 50 days of running going.

I finally had some time to finish a new entry for my blog... read below!


What Exactly Is Base Training?

What exactly is base training? I’ve read about it at training magazines/books, endurance websites, I’ve heard coaches refer to it in training plans and even I’ve used it in different occasions in the context to describe a training period, yet to be honest I am not entirely sure what it does specifically mean. Does it refer to a particular training cycle? Does it refer to a particular training zone? Does it refer to a particular training approach? I did some research to try to find out what the specific definition is and understand what are talking about when using the term.

From different websites, training books and articles I found out that the concept has many definitions and it can represent something different to many coaches. Some people refer to it as a period to develop and improve one’s body ability to burn stored fat for fuel and they recommend limiting our training intensity to a specific training zone. They also advice using specific methods to determine that limit (like the Mafettone or MAF formula) (1). Others refer to it as a training period to mainly focus on developing our aerobic energy system via low intensity training. Others refer to it as a training period ideal to train endurance through the Aerobic Threshold aka as AeT. And yet others refer to it as the first training cycle with a simple training load to better prepare the athlete to handle greater training loads down the road. Although high intensity sessions are not avoided, they are limited to certain extent. (click here to read the entire post)

Swim
  • 35m
  • 2250.00 yards
  • 01m 34s /100 yards

Endurance swim
WU: 400EZ
TR: 200IM, 4x50 drill, 200 paddles
MS: 5x200 S - R:15
CD: 200EZ

nice swim, everything all of the sudden clicked and my Steady pace was 1:20s 100yds (vs 1:25 from previuos week) although still a few seconds slower of my 2007 swim shape. But nice to feel I can swim fast again :)

Run
  • 1h 00m
  • 8.00 miles
  • 07m 30s /Mi

E pace run turn more like unload pace due to the snow and wind.
50 days of running - day 36

argggghhh, I HATE fucking snow.... (just venting)

Bike
  • 50m
  • 15.50 miles
  • 18.60 Mi/hr

2x10 min @ FT with 1 min spin as recovery
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avg power for sest 252 watts

Run
  • 31m 15s
  • 4.22 miles
  • 07m 24s /Mi

Unload run
50 days of running - day 35

wow, onl 15 more days to go and I'll complete my 50 days of running goal :)

Run
  • 34m
  • 5.08 miles
  • 06m 41s /Mi

Steady pace run
50 days of running - day 34

LMAO I forgot my swimming suit and I could swim ealry this AM (1st time I wake up for the master class in months :)) Oh well, as I mentioned yesterday as of Mon I'll be focusing more on that, for now today I'll run at lunch and then ride my bike (on my super cool trainer) this PM.

Run
  • 23m
  • 3.10 miles
  • 07m 25s /Mi

Unload run
50 days of running - day 33

Swim
  • 30m
  • 1800.00 yards
  • 01m 40s /100 yards

Technique swim - just getting the feel back
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WU: 400 DPS,
TR: 200IM, 300 no kick drill
MS: 4x200S DPS - R:15
CD: 100 EZ

I finally got back in the pool. As of Monday I AM GOING to start swimming 4x a week cuz I am way out of swimmming shape, oh and cycling shape so i need to do that too, LOL!

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