Former Couch Potato’s Training Blog

Post by:garvopolis

Sunday, April 20th, 2014 at 8:00 am  |  No Comments »

 

TRX

have TRX will travel.  put the TRX in the door to the back porch and did some upper body work.  It was a short one but a good way to start the day.

Workout:

  • Type: Strength Training
  • Date: 04/20/2014
  • Time: 08:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:15:00.00
  • Calories: 89

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Post by:garvopolis

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 10:45 am  |  1 Comment »

 

brick run

great running weather.  61 overcast and very light breeze.  I was surprised how good I felt on the run.  this is the first full brick I’ve done since I raced in Sept. and this was the longest brick I’ve ever done.  I really didn’t expect to feel this good by the time I got to the run.  Nor did I intend to push the pace but I was clipping along in the low 8s and feeling good so on I went.  By the time I got to mile 4 I knew if I pushed it down around a 7:40 I could get the average below 8, so of course I had to go for it and kicked out a 7:24 to finish the brick!  Woot!  Best training weather I’ve ever had in SC.  Usually we come in July and it’s blazing hot with ridiculous humidity.  it may not be great beach weather this time but it’s great training weather.  I really enjoyed this one.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 04/19/2014
  • Time: 10:45:00
  • Total Time: 00:31:43.00
  • Calories: 420
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Average Pace: 7:55.56/mile

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Post by:garvopolis

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 9:30 am  |  1 Comment »

 

brike ride

second ride on the new bike.  longer ride than the first and less windy.  managed to hold the pace of a short ride.  felt pretty good about this one.  The road was still wet from the 3.5 inches of rain we got yesterday afternoon and evening.  It was distressing to watch all of the road splatter muck up my new bike.  had to do a lot of cleaning to unmuck my bike.  I did two loops on the cross island parkway.  felt better than I expected by the time I got to the run.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 04/19/2014
  • Time: 09:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:56:43.00
  • Calories: 960
  • Distance: 19 miles
  • Average Speed: 20.1 mph
  • Max Speed: 37 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 9:00 am  |  1 Comment »

 

brick swim

it’s too bad I’m this close to the ocean and not doing a open water swim.  water is too cold and I didn’t bring the wetsuit.  off the lap pool then.  Seniors are doing water aerobics and the pool temp is like 85.  Too hot for swimming.  Sweating by the time I got out.  Good swim.  Pretty good pace.  Off to the bike.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 04/19/2014
  • Time: 09:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:14:22.00
  • Calories: 122
  • Distance: 900 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:35.58/100yd

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Post by:garvopolis

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 4:45 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

1st ride

Got outside for the first ride on my new bike. I’m in SC and brought my bike with me.  It was about 62 with winds 18 to 20 and gusts to 30.  I powered thru the wind on the way out. Toughest part was the climb over Broad Creek bridge into the wind. Climb was better on the way back when I wasn’t fighting the wind too.  I was at 18.7 average after I turned around.  I averaged 23 for a 4 mile stretch on the way back.

New bike geometry is very diff.  Much more demanding on the quads. It’s going to take some time to get used to it and build up the quads.  Enjoyed the first ride though.  Looking forward to many more.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 04/17/2014
  • Time: 16:45:00
  • Total Time: 00:35:50.00
  • Calories: 607
  • Distance: 12 miles
  • Average Speed: 20.09 mph

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 7:30 am  |  No Comments »

 

brick run

strapped on the running shoes after the swim and hit the elevated track around the gym.  48 laps and 192 left turns later, I had my 3 miles in the books.  As monotonous as that sounds its better than the dreadmill.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 04/15/2014
  • Time: 07:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:24:22.00
  • Calories: 297
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:07.14/mile

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 6:30 am  |  No Comments »

 

better swim

compared to my sluggo swim last week this was much better.  felt pretty good on this one.

Workout:

  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 04/15/2014
  • Time: 06:30:00
  • Total Time: 00:38:08.00
  • Calories: 323
  • Distance: 2,400 yd
  • Average Pace: 1:35.14/100yd

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Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 4:00 pm  |  2 Comments »

 

trainer ride

…hopefully the last this spring.  getting tired of that thing…

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 04/14/2014
  • Time: 16:00:00
  • Total Time: 00:56:46.00
  • Calories: 721
  • Distance: 18 miles
  • Average Speed: 19.03 mph
  • Max Speed: 22.6 mph

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Post by:garvopolis

Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 3:30 pm  |  1 Comment »

 

Ride with Mcsween

So I was rolling into town for a day at The Masters and I got a hold of Mike to see if we could connect for a ride.  The weather was a big variable and it certainly cooperated and was about perfect.  Mike went way above and beyond.  He borrowed a set of wheels for me to ride and had the bikes loaded and ready to go.  I’m always reading about the crazy hills he rides (compared to a flatlander like me) and thought I’d give it a go.  Well considering I have been on a bike trainer all winter and haven’t ridden a hill since last Sept, I got my back side handed to me about like I expected.  One minute I’d be holding my own and hanging right with Mike and the next I’d be in his dust as he powered up the next hill.  (For the record, my Garmin said 567 in elevation gain which I knew was crap…then I see Mike’s post and it’s over 1200…so I’m going with his number.  Funny how 2 Garmins on the same ride could be that diff.)

Ready to Ride

Ready to Ride

It was humbling to say the least but it was great to get to meet Mike and ride with another 365er.  We enjoyed some carb replacement afterward.  Mike was a most gracious host.  Hopefully we’ll get to do it again some day.

Workout:

  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 04/12/2014
  • Time: 15:30:00
  • Total Time: 1:10:10.00
  • Calories: 891
  • Distance: 19.88 miles
  • Average Speed: 17 mph
  • Max Speed: 35.7 mph
  • Ascent: 1,260 ft
  • Descent: 1,260 ft

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Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 7:15 am  |  No Comments »

 

4 in Hines

Nice morning for a run.  40 degrees with a nice sunrise.  Struggled to get moving the first mile but did well after that.

Workout:

  • Type: Run
  • Date: 04/11/2014
  • Time: 07:15:00
  • Total Time: 00:33:38.56
  • Calories: 409
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Average Pace: 8:24.91/mile

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Activities: Year to Date

Distances
Bike: 664 miles
Run : 65 miles
Swim: 47,500 yards
Hours of Activity
 Bike: 35.7 - 59.8%
 Swim: 12.7 - 21.3%
 Run : 9.1 - 15.2%
 Strength: 1.7 - 2.8%
 Cardio: 0.6 - 1.0%
  Total:59.7