Monday, November 18, 2013

Kona Project Update

I'm in to week six with Project 942 Racing Team and Coach Chad Holderbaum.  The first few weeks started out "easy" with some lighter workouts and field testing in all three disciplines.  These field tests consisted of a 2 mile time-trial run on the track, a 20 min time-trial ride on the trainer, and a 1500 yard time-trial swim in the pool.  These tests were used to set a baseline of conditioning for which future workouts are built.

The past couple weeks have included workouts that are gradually increasing in length/distance and include intervals of higher intensity.  This morning, I had a 3600 yd swim that included a 500 WU (warm-up) followed by 30x100 yd w/ 10 sec. rest and a 100 yd CD (cool down).  I successfully completed the workout by 6 am and hustled home to help Laura get Luke and Matt ready for school (daycare).  Luke was especially cranky this morning.  He wanted his mommy, but I was taking them to school and Laura is picking-up this afternoon.  After school, I'll drop-off Lilly & Sarah (Laura's parents' dogs) at the kennel and then hustle home for my 1.5 hr ride that includes 8x4 min intervals at 240-255w (watts).  Whew! 

Every day this week has two workouts.  This means I'll be getting up early to get one workout in before work and then hustling home to get the second workout completed.  It's a busy schedule, but worth doing for now.  Laura has been very supportive and understanding as we plan out the week every Sunday taking into account work meetings, children's needs (most recently some doctors appointments), dinner plans, and my training along with all the other daily responsibilities.  Thanks Babe!

A special congratulations to my new coach, Chad Holderbaum for a very impressive performance at Ironman Florida finishing 20th overall with a time of 8:31:59.  Also, congratulations to Beth Shutt for her performance at Ironman Arizona finishing 9th in the Pro Women's field with a time of 9:15:38.  You two are setting the bar very high for the rest of us.  Keep it up!

1 comment:

  1. You are on your way, my friend! Can't wait to see all this hard work and discipline pay off for you!