I love my training plan! 17 weeks completed and it just seems to be flying by. Each week’s prescribed sessions have varied just enough that I have yet to get bored.
Notable Session of the Week:
DOUBLE BRICK (solo)
Bike – 1hr20min (to include 10 min gearing mixes and 4x10 min steady state at 80-90rpm)
Run – 30 min (relaxed pace (8:41 avg, 3.45miles)
Bike – 1hr 22 min (to include 10 min gearing mixes and 4x10 min steady state at 80-90rpm)
Run – 34 min (relaxed pace (8.35 avg, 3.96miles)
I admit I was excited going into this workout. Having never did a double brick session before I had guessed that the second round of bike/run would be a bit harder (mentally). Strangely it was not. The key, FOR ME, is getting into my own head early. What I mean is that once you let your mind go to a bad place your body will easily follow. You can count on it.
What did surprise me is that my “relaxed” running pace was a good bit faster than I originally thought it would be. SWEET! The only “fail” for the day was not having the stacked up calories I know I should have consumed. Never felt close to bonking but I know I fell short of what I needed.
So this brings me into a RECOVERY WEEK!!!! Less training hours, less intensity, and just a mental break from the avg. 12 hours of training each week.