Glorious Training This Morning - May 27th, 2010

I cannot begin to express what I feel is a tremendous breakthrough this morning during my bike/run brick training workout.

The workout was to consist of 20 minutes at 90 RPM followed by 20 minutes of recovery followed by 20 minutes at 90 RPM followed by a 30 minutes run.  The 20 minutes of recovery was to be at 135 HR.

Well Robert and I took off on the bike and hit the 90 RPM pretty quickly and rode for 20 minutes but it really seemed like 5.  The 20 minute recovery felt like forever b/c the pace while not slow was not about spinning your legs, but then the next 20 minutes was gone in a flash as well.

Averaged 17.7 MPH with a HR of 147.  Maximum HR got up to 164 and burned 954 calories but overall the ride felt great.  Averaging 17.7 MPH while going down to a recovery of 135 HR is awesome for me.  During the 90 cadence periods I was at an average of 19.0 MPH which is 2.5 MPH faster then the last tri I did.  Not to mention my HR was never higher then 164 and probably averaged around 155.  I am getting very excited for the Grapevine Tri on June 5th because of this.

After the run we hit the road on our feet.  I turned off my HRM to allow myself to just run.  After 30 minutes of running I covered 3.19 miles at an avg pace of 9:18 with a HR of 149.  This also picked up my spirits that all the training is coming together.

During a race my HR is probably close to 170.  Having the ability to be more efficient in the water will allow me to ride faster and run faster at that same HR because I won't have burn so much energy getting through the water.

Going to be heading to my first open water swim on Sunday.  Coach C wants me to do 1000 yards and thinks that it should be fine.  If I get tired she said to just flip over and float on my back for a while and then back around but that the 1000 should be ok.

I agree with her considering that I have been doing 1500-1800 in the pool already but the open water swim is a little intimidating for my first one but at the same time 1000 is about only 60% of what I normally swim.  Either way I am fired up for it.

This article has convinced me that it isn't going to be as bad as I think it is.  This is from USAT and was written by Dr Mitchell Greene.     Searching for Confidence

Once out of the pool it will be time to run 9 miles.  I am ultra pumped for this weekends training as it should be tough but tons of fun as well.
This morning there was a knock on the door and it was the UPS man.  I got my hopes up that the order from had come in with my new goggles and bag.  I got to the door and there were two boxes there.  One was for Karen and the other for me but it wasn't from it was from 24 Hour Fitness and was a sort of care package.

I posted a link to my blog on their FB page and they sent me a nice gift.  It had a gym bag, water bottle, running socks, wristbands, pins, t-shirt and a gift card.  It was totally unexpected and so very nice of them to do.  Completley unnecessary as I'm trying to get viewers to my blog but will be very well received as well.
Jason Bahamundi

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I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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