Two weeks of training are already in the books and The Chase is off to a good start. I stumbled out of the blocks a little due to an issue with a frozen lock and allergies. Who knew allergens would survive a -40 degree windchill. I managed to finish strong in week 1, but was disappointed in it being too ride focused.
Week 2 was a pretty solid training block. I kicked it off with a 2 hour spin class on Monday. I made a mistake on Tuesday and went to hard on my run, so I spent Wednesday doing a recovery ride to get my legs back. I finally got back on the speed work bandwagon this past Friday. I had been doing them on Wednesday's, but got out of sync with the holidays being on that day.
The best news is that I've lost 6 pounds already. My goal this year is to race 20 pounds less than I did in 2013. I hope this will help pick up some run speed and with cramping.
1/6: 22 mile ride
1/7: Gym was closed due to Polar Vortex
1/8: Forced off day due to allergies
1/9: 27 mile ride
1/10: 25 mile ride
1/11: 4.16 mile run
1/12: 27 mile ride
1/13: 2 hour spin class
1/14: 4.08 mile run
1/15: 10 mile recovery ride
1/16: 21 mile ride
1/17: Speed work: 15 minute warm up. 6x800 at 8:00 pace. 400 rest. 10 minute cool down.
1/18: 6.67 mile run.
1/19: 25 mile ride.
12,275 calories burned.
Lost a 6 pounds and only 23 till 2014 race weigh goal.