Ironman Mont Tremblant

Friday, January 28, 2011

Another Ride.....Another Crap Ride

Ok this morning I knew it was going to be a crap ride but I didn't think it would be that bad.  I barely managed to ride for the hour and my workout was suppose to be 2 x 15 minute rides at 145 bps followed by 4 x 1 minute all out sprints.  Not a chance.  I died about 25 minutes into it and my heart got no where 145 bps.  

I think last night's run really took a lot out.  Because there are hardly any hills that are worth doing hill repeats, I ran about 5 km before I hit some nice hills.  The hill took about three minutes to run up with a nice grade and I did four repeats but tried to go as hard as I could.  Then heading back home, I did 4 x 1 minute all out sprints which was not "all out."  I was bagged as earlier in the morning at swimming, we did lots of leg workouts and 4 x 25 metres of all out flutter kicking.  I really suck at kicking.

Right now, I feel like crap as I really could fall asleep at work.  It almost feels as if my body is trying to fight off the flu.  My body aches and I'm all congested although swimming sure helped that problem yesterday! 

Tomorrow's run is not looking so great.  Other than that, not much is going on other than closing my door and having a nap.......


  1. Great comment. To be honest, I was properly fitted a year ago. From racing, transporting and riding, I should get re-fitted to make sure the seat has not dropped.

    Thanks for the "obvious" approach haha. Usually this is the right one.

  2. I'm sooo flipping sick. :(
    If I was you, I'd be skipping this weekends schedule. Sleep. Watch hockey. Sleep some more.


  3. I dont know about you but I can't do HR based training on my indoor bike. My HR indoors is at least 25bpm LOWER than the percieved output equivalent outdoors.
    Maybe you should be using PE rather than HR as the metric to train by?
    For instance, I ride at outdoors steady at 154bpm and climb at 165-170bpm. If I go indoors, the same amount of effort leaves me 120 steady and 'climb' 145bpm tops!
    I'm not sure why. It takes me a huge amount of effort to reach past 150