“Know this now, What is coming is better than what is gone. Trust the Process.” -unknown
3 weeks down and more motivated than ever!
I did however venture outside of the zone 2 base training a little bit this weekend and joined Endure IQ’s squad training session on Zwift. Saturday’s squad session was hosted by Sfuels and was a 175min Strength training ride. I made it through 90 min but will get to that in a bit. The ride consisted of a 75min gradual warmup then 3x 15min at 90% FTP with 7min rest in between followed by a 30 min cool down. Awesome work out with the company of like-minded athletes.
You can join them through the companion app every Saturday morning starting at 8 am. These sessions keep everyone together throughout the ride, regardless of differences in power output between riders. The ride made my 90min ride go by a heck of a lot quicker than riding alone. I 100% recommend this ride to everyone, if you can’t do all of it, do what you can. Just be honest with yourself and where your at in your training when setting your FTP. I was not.
I let my ego get in the way a little bit and instead of doing the workout at my current FTP, I boosted my watts up 25% to close to where I was, instead of where I am now. Needless to say, I barely made it out of the first interval and had to decrease that wattage midway through the first one. I knew going into it I wasn’t going to do the whole 175min, as my training plan called for a 90min ride followed by a 15min run, but that interval could have been a heck of a lot more enjoyable and consistent if I didn’t let my ego get in the way. There’s a lot of work to be done but one week at a time and we’ll get there!
Training for the week was a bit low due to the whole household catching a cold. The week’s training load consisted of 1 swim, 2 runs, and 2 rides. For this upcoming week ill be increasing the intensity of my rides a bit with a few run intervals and a big gear workout on the bike which will get me closer to the 80/20 rule I like to follow during the season.
Week 4 starts tomorrow morning in the pool with a Broken 150 set! What are you starting your week with?
Be sure to keep an eye out on the blog this week as I will be posting the article “Should I Train While Sick?”
Like always no matter where you are on your triathlon journey, Come Tri with Me!