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Archive for March, 2008

Great training

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

This week in Chilliwack has gone very well. I’m among all-stars, hitting some excellent workouts keeping true to wanting to build quality aerobic base.  My three training partners are making the training so much more fun and enjoyable.  The camp has been extremely successful.

Thursday’s training:
Swim: 1000 warm up, 40×100,…10 on 1:20, 10 on 1:25, 10 on 1:30, 10 on 1:35. Descended times from 1:18-1:07

7hour bike, HR1-2.

45min transition run, 15min HR1, 15min HR2 build, 15min jog

I felt refreshed after the day, no sign of abnormal fatigue – happy with this.


Friday’s training:
4000m continuous swimming, 6x200m descend 1-3, 4-6 on 3:00,…3rd and 6th were 2:15, and 2:20 respectively.

75min easy spin on bike

2hour easy trail run, with core work, drills and accelerations.


Today thus far:

8000m swim:

10x800m,…2nd to 9th 800m were 100swim on 1:40/100kick 2:10/100swim 1:40/100kick on 2:10, tempo/strong 400m on 5:30. Times for 400m were between 5:00-5:07,…last 400m was 4:42 (all out effort).

2hour spin coming up.

Things are going very well, and looking bright. Energy is extremely high, and the training is feeling easy for the most part.


The day before the Chilliwack Training Camp

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

I’m really excited about this week’s training camp in grand ‘ol Chilliwackers.  My body is the healthiest it’s been in years, my mind is happier and more positive than ever too; I’m excited to be racing at a whole new level next year.  I’ve had a tonne of help from supporters over the years,…now, I’m just piecing the puzzle together.

Today’s workout was a 2hour bike trainer aerobic set at SpeedTheory, 45min real easy T-run.

Then I hit the pool on my own (7000m):

200m easy

4x[5x100m on 1:30, 4x100m on 1:25, 3x100m on 1:20, 2x100m on 1:15]

1000km kick

200m easy

Felt great.


freshness of a new year

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Training is going very well – my aerobic base is being built with solid technique, integrating core work, and feeling smooth and efficient. I’m really happy with my energy levels and mental state. I’m getting the same ‘feeling’ in training as I did back in University days when I saw notable improvements in fitness, and most races were a PB. Looking forward to the Chilliwack camp – it’ll be a welcome change in training venue.