Well, today was the first day back working out since the trip to Florida. I really paid the price this morning for not having been on the CompuTrainer in 12 days. I had already decided before I left that I would repeat the week 6 workout for the PIG program. It was a good thing I did because next weeks interval session is harder than this weeks. Two weeks ago when I did this session I made it to the third interval of the main set before I started to fade. This time around I made it halfway through the second interval and just had nothing. I ended up doing 30 seconds hard and resting for the rest of the second interval and then made it 5 minutes into the third before I had to do the same there. Obviously I had too much ice cream on vacation and I’m now fat and out of shape. The good thing is there are no more vacations between now and Ironman.
I did change one thing with the CompuTrainer, instead of using my old bike on the trainer I put the bike I will be riding in the Ironman, my Specialized Transition Expert, on the trainer. The geometry of the bikes is different, even though I have tried to set them up the same, one is a road bike and the other a Tri bike. It felt good to be on the Specialized, the shifting is smoother and I’m able to stay in the aero position longer. The bad thing about changing the bikes is I did not have a water bottle cage on this one so I set my water bottle on the car. Well, after the workout I forgot to bring the water bottle upstairs with me and now it is out on Route 133. So, if you see a nice insulated water bottle on 133, that would be mine.
Weight: 170.2 (Too much ice cream!!! Back to salad 🙁 )