Friday, February 10, 2012

Trainer work

I have been spending most of my workout time on the trainer this week.  

Tuesday was no problem... warmup, 35min Tempo, and cool down.  Easy!  A run and weights in the evening.  Done.

Wednesday, gets tougher. The schedule called for 3:30hrs.  I pushed through 3:00.  If it was to be an outside ride no problem, I have done plenty of those, but  I wasn't ready for that long on the trainer. So I got up early to get 1:30hr ride and did the rest in the evening.

Thursday, 5:30am spin class and some bonus time for an even hour.  Another 1:30hr was scheduled for the day.  Didn't know if I could do that.  I climbed back on the trainer thinking I would just take it easy.  If anything it would give me something to do other than sit on the couch thinking about food.  I was able to get up to a respectable cruising speed.  Nice high cadence and HR in the upper part of my Zone 1.  That is fat burning stuff for me.

I am suppose to do a Force ride today.  Hill work low cadence and effort up into Zone 4.  Going to the gym instead.  I will get the Zone 4 cardio running and squats/leg presses will do for Strength.

Looks like more trainer time this weekend with temps outside near zero.  I can't even think about it.. just trying to take one day at a time.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I was below 180lbs if only momentarily.  I weighed myself after spin class and before breakfast so I was probably a little dehydrated.  I had myself a little "carb fest" for breakfast in celebration.  The next milestone is 170lbs.  This is still big for a Cat 3 but I should be able to keep up a lot better.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

2012 Update

This is the time of year when I start a count down to Spring.   I keep telling myself to get through indoor workouts and say to myself, "One day Closer to Spring".

I am still progressing through my training schedule.  This week is base 2 week two which consists of 16:30 hours for the week.  It looks like most of my time will be spent inside on the trainer.   We'll see what happens.  I should be able to get outside on the weekend but in the mean time it is trainer workouts and a couple session lifting at the gym.

I have a couple long rides schedule for this weekend.  It should be ok to ride outside.

I am still trying to loose some more poundage.  I can't seem to push through to the 170's.  For the past couple of weeks I have been stuck at 182lbs.  I need to dial in the diet a bit more.

That's it