Three times last week I dragged-my-sorry-butt out of bed at 4:30am or just after to get the early A.M. workouts in. Some of you are already accustomed to this but for me this is HUGE. Still waiting for my award...lol!
Saturday I signed up for a Tri clinic. Scott and I are both doing something new “behind the scenes” with a better balance in our eating so with the clinic being an early start I had to get up extra early to make sure I had this balance breakfast.
Oatmeal with dried cranberry’s
2 tsp of natural peanut butter
The clinic went well. I practiced my "tweaked" swim stroke and was able to take 7 minutes off of the mile distance. WILD! Bike went great and the run went well. What I really needed practice with was my transitions but we did not incorporate this so I really must on my own before my next Tri on August 1st.
Sunday Scott and I headed out for a ride and get some climbing in. In a continued effort to HR Train we wanted to maintain a heart-rate of around 155bpm with high cadence for the entire ride. Even on the hills. This ride was harder than I would have thought. On the flats I was spinning like a humming bird and the climbs were not that much different. What I did notice is that by monitoring the HR closer I never hit the red zone leaving me with the blown up/need to recover feeling and our ride time was just as good if not a little bit faster than past Bakery Rides. So it was an even effort throughout the ride.
Another rinse and repeat week.