Happy to check in on a weekly basis…will help keep me accountable…
I started my new block on the 14th I have my days set for MWF and then squeezing in an endurance ride depending on how I feel.
I do have 2 - 20k trail races in January and February, respectively, so I am starting to ramp up my running just a little. I’m also a Dialed Health customer, so I’m doing strength training about once every 4 days when I can.
So, this past week was:
Monday (14th) - Pope - felt good, finished as prescribed
Tuesday - 4 mile endurance road run (my first run in over a month)
Wednesday - Avalanche Spire -3 (I did have to drop 10% on the last over/under - I think that first run in a month carried some fatigue to the next day)
Thursday - Off - Mobility/Stretching session
Friday- Glassy -3 this workout felt GREAT, and I extended the warm up by 5 mins and turned up the cooldown by 15% for just a tad more on the back end
Saturday - 10k trail run on uneven single track - that run felt great
Monday (21st) - Goat Citadel - this one challenged me slightly, but felt good otherwise
Today - my daughter stayed home sick, so I had that to deal with and was debating a run, but took the day off
Nov 14-20 = 719 TSS & 4541kj (for all activities)
Tomorrow is Starr -1 for some lovely Over/unders…
This week will be tough with the Holiday, but I have a plan in place to hit my workouts. My Friday workout will get pushed to Saturday, and I should be able to get in a run and maybe a strength session in between.
Sleep is doing ok, I’m 7-9 hours (more 7 than 9) and trying to eat lots of whole foods. I know I’ll be having a few bourbons with my brother this week when I see him, so that will be there, but other than that, I’m feeling progress.
Are you training to race? If so, when does your race season start? When did you finish your race season this year? Reason I ask, is because if you don’t have races until the spring for example, I’d focus on doing what I need to do to prepare for then, not at year end, in the middle of off-season, if it in fact is.
Have you read the entire thread? Or even my original post? That would answer most of your questions there.
This is, pretty much, your answer. Yes, I’m aware of the repercussions of trying to peak too early. I have trained for races for many years, and will go back to maintenance in cycling as I start to ramp up for trail races and a half-marathon by spring.
Tough to manuveur training while traveling to see family this week for the holiday, but I made some changes and still got my workouts in.
Mon: Goat Citadel - workout felt good
Tues: Daughter was still sick (wanted to get in a strength session, but did not)
Wed: Starr -1 - over unders…ugh, everyone knows how these feel (did this workout right before leaving town - wasn’t back in town until Saturday
Thurs: Brought Kettlebells with me and did a full-body 40 min workout
Friday: 10k road run
Satruday: Was traveling this day and got home just in time for the OSU/Michigan game - I live in Columbus - had a few drinks for the game and that pretty much shot the day
Sunday: McGreggor -6 - This workout was an interesting one, definitely challenged me.
Due to the shift in schedule, I pushed all my workouts back by one day, so it will be Tu, Th, Sat for cycling workouts this week.
Thinking about what to do for next week, as it’s supposed to be a recovery week (Petit, Whorl, Townsend) I will still do the endurance workouts, but may make them just a tad more challenging and may mix in an Abney, Granite, Black Giant…I know that I need to do the recovery for adaptation, so don’t come at me in the comments…I’m used to 13-19 hour training weeks with Ironman training, so this is ‘lighter’ training for me.
Weekly TSS is based on ALL of my training, not just cycling. I find that only fair for the bigger picture of what I’m putting my body through each week. My 10k run alone this week was 263 TSS, for example.
Ah, it looks like your zones are set wrong. This would be running well above VO2 for over an hour (not physiologically possible). If you went all out for this run, it would probably be right around 100TSS, and the pace you ran it at would be ~threshold pace (its possible thats not what you did because of weather/motivation/race goals etc.)
I would double check what you have your paces set at in Training Peaks.
That is very weird. I haven’t used training peaks for a while, but with a threshold of ~8min/mile, and a run of ~10min/mile, you shouldn’t have a TSS of over 100 for an hour effort (probably closer to ~50). Is it pulling your pace from somewhere else? Do you have run power zones?
PS I’m guessing by your name you’re in the greater Columbus area, I lived out that way for a few years and have some fond memories of group rides leaving from Dublin.
Thanks, all. I definitely want the numbers to be correct so I will look into this. I recently got a new Garmin HRM Pro and I think it uses run power through that. I will look into those settings and see what I can fix. Thanks for the heads up and all the supporting info