Former Couch Potato’s Training Blog

Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 12:00 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

quick 2

Hit the TM at work for a quick 2.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 03/26/2015
  • Time: 12:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:18:00.00
  • Calories: 191
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:59.73/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 6:45 am  |  1 Comment »

 

found my suit

Huge difference in pace. Felt much better and enjoyed it more without all the drag from the big old baggy suit I wore on Tues.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 03/26/2015
  • Time: 06:45:00
  • Total Time: 00:23:53.00
  • Calories: 202
  • Distance: 1,500 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:35.58/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 12:00 pm  |  No Comments »

 

indoor crank

So ticked at weather channel people!  Report said 50 degrees with 24 mph wind, real feel of 42. I decided that would suck more than the trainer so I rode indoors at lunch time.  Then I go outside in the afternoon and it’s 53 with only a 9 mph breeze.  THAT I would have ridden in.  Argh!!  Not impressed with the new saddle either.  Granted it’s only the first 14 on this seat but it wasn’t the improvement I was hoping for.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 03/25/2015
  • Time: 12:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:44:47.00
  • Calories: 569
  • Distance: 14 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.76 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 7:15 am  |  No Comments »

 

indoor track

so i mixed it up a little after the pool and hit the indoor track.  it’s a 1/16 track so it’s a lotta running in circles to accumulate any real mileage.  i tried to stay to the outside of the track but based on my time, i’m guess my distance was a little short of 3.  still a good run though.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 03/24/2015
  • Time: 07:15:00
  • Total Time: 00:23:40.00
  • Calories: 313
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Average Pace: 7:53.06/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 6:30 am  |  No Comments »

 

slow swim….

ok so I couldn’t find the suit I usually swim in (almost knee length jammers) and I had to go with the almost knee length regular, going to the pool with the family, swim suit.  well it’s been years since I did laps in a regular old swim suit.  HOLY CRAP!   That was brutal.  I had NO idea how big of a the difference there was in the amount of drag.  I always wondered somewhere in the back of my mind just how much of a difference the suit makes.  Now I know.  I can actually quantify it because I know what my swim pace s/b right now vs. what it was today.  crazy stuff.  not that I’ll do it all the time but it did give me a training idea.  it wouldn’t be an all bad idea to train in the suit with the extra drag which would work the arms harder.  then I’ll feel all sleek and fast on race day…

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 03/24/2015
  • Time: 06:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:25:25.00
  • Calories: 215
  • Distance: 1,500 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:41.76/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 am  |  2 Comments »

 

early and cold

didn’t want to but i had to get up early to get this one in.  it was 24 and felt like late January not late March.  i didn’t enjoy the cold but I did enjoy the sunrise.  i struggled with pace early.  my goal was 8:30s and I left myself some work to do but managed a solid last 3 miles incl. a sub 8 mile 9 to get it back under my goal. I felt pretty good about the run as a whole.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 03/22/2015
  • Time: 07:00:00
  • Total Time: 1:16:07.00
  • Calories: 926
  • Distance: 9 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:27.76/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 6:30 pm  |  2 Comments »

 

NCAA ride

so i was planning to ride outside but between family obligations, scouting obligations and the weather being 45 with a 15mph wind, it ended up being a trainer ride.  i really didn’t want to do a 90 min ride on the trainer either but at least I got to watch March Madness while I rode.  it was particularly delightful to watch the Buckeyes get whipped by Zona.  i had a tough time getting going.  my avg. was only 17 after 3 miles. so i had to work pretty hard to get it back to where i finished.  looking forward to getting outside more often going forward.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 03/21/2015
  • Time: 18:30:00
  • Total Time: 1:31:15.00
  • Calories: 1159
  • Distance: 28 miles
  • Average Speed: 18.41 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

‘nother hood run

not a lot of gas in the tank so I didn’t come close to the pace that I’ve been running for this route.  I started with an 8:24 and finished with a 7:47 and ran a negative split so it’s all good.  it was cool and breezy but the sun was out and it was great to get outside and run.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 03/19/2015
  • Time: 13:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:40:54.00
  • Calories: 498
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:11.13/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:45 am  |  1 Comment »

 

zippy sets in the pool

pleased with the pace today.  did alternating sets of 300: paddles, sprints and moderate paces.  felt pretty good today.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 03/19/2015
  • Time: 06:45:00
  • Total Time: 00:42:22.00
  • Calories: 359
  • Distance: 2,700 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:34.26/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at 7:45 am  |  No Comments »

 

tough run

brick run after my 2500 yd swim.  it was 41 degrees with a 20mph wind that was gusting to 30.  it sure didn’t feel like 41 and the wind was like “stand you up and you may be running but you ain’t makin’ much progress” kind of wind.  I struggled my way to a 9:17 in mile 2 on the way out.  had a heck of time getting the average back down on the way back.  still better than a TM run but it was a tough go out there this morning.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 03/17/2015
  • Time: 07:45:00
  • Total Time: 00:42:57.00
  • Calories: 523
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:35.76/mile

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Activities: Year to Date

Distances
Bike: 535 miles
Run : 158 miles
Swim: 33,600 yards
Hours of Activity
 Bike: 28.7 - 45.7%
 Swim: 8.8 - 14.1%
 Run : 22.0 - 35.1%
 Strength: 1.8 - 2.8%
 Cardio: 1.5 - 2.4%
  Total:62.8