Saturday, March 31, 2007

training round-up, week ending 03-31-07

deep in the taper. i actually took things up a slight notch from last week, but definitely kept it in mind not to do anything too strenuous and to work things just enough to hit the edges of my physical limit bordering the territory of exhaustion. that means higher intensity, shorter duration, more recovery. the rule, i'm starting to suspect, is to work just hard enough that you feel like you accomplished something, but to finish thinking that you definitely could have done more.

i should note, however, that i did modify things in response to the news of a possible no-wetsuit swim for IMAZ. this is something i haven't done before--at least not in a race setting. just to assuage my anxiety, and figuring that my body recovers quicker from swims than biking or running, i decided to fit in a full 2.4 mile (4400 yards) swim in the pool. not too fun. but i did feel a whole lot better after i did it. if nothing else, to instill some confidence in me that i could get through it pretty readily if called upon.

apart from that, just having some fun. and focusing on recovering and getting all systems charged for race day. only 15 more days at this point. oooooooooo-rah!!!

sunday, mar. 25

rest day

monday, mar. 26

  • weight training (chest, legs, abs), 90 minutes, lyons center, 6am
tuesday, mar. 27

  • swim (long swim), 4400 yards, aerobic conditioning (zone 3 & zone 4), mcdonald's swim stadium, start time 6am
wednesday, mar. 28

  • weight training (abs), 30 minutes, lyons center, start time 6am
thursday, mar. 29

  • brick: stationary bike (build) + run (tempo), 90 minutes bike + 30 minutes run, aerobic & anaerobic conditioning conditioning (zone 3 & zone 4), lyons center, start time 6am
  • run (maintenance), 15 minutes, aerobic conditioning (zone 3), loker track stadium, start time 6:30pm
  • kung fu (active rest), 30 minutes, immediately following
friday, mar. 30


  • swim (technique), 1400 yards, aerobic conditioning (zone 3), mcdonald's swim stadium, start time 6am
  • weight training (chest, shoulders, upper back, abs), 60 minutes, immediately following
  • kung fu (active rest), 60 minutes, loker track stadium, start time 5pm
saturday, mar. 31


  • kung fu (active rest), casuda canyon park, start time 10:30 am

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