Monthly Archives: January 2006

Training has BEGUN!

The season has begun and I am getting my bod out of cobwebs and back into shape. The first few workouts are a bit of a fine tuning – some of them I should be doing better at, but as the training season moves on, I should be getting better.
Given that I actually had an off season this year, I hope that the lowered activity has given my bod time to heal and recover, and bounce back stronger this year.
Focus this year:
1. Even out my left and right legs in training.
2. Get better at cycling.
3. Repair my right arm, so that my swimming can come back.
4. Get FASTER overall.
Key races will be Honu Half Ironman on June 3, and Ironman Austria on July 16. I might sign up for more, but right now I don’t want to overload myself.
I am psyched, however. Overall, I feel really good and am eager to start training smart and strong.

Powercranks Wow!

I did a first workout to try out. What a strange sensation!
I attempted to get a rhythm down to warm up but failed miserably. So I pedaled until about 5 minutes at which time I finally figured out an interval which I could work out at.
I moved up from 50 watts to about 90 watts and then started pedalling 30 seconds on, 10 seconds rest with legs just hanging. At about 30 seconds, my legs would get out of sync so I pegged that as my upper time limit for now. I also was at about 60-70 RPM during the interval. Anything above that and my left leg would get out of sync first, and I would have to stop and start over.
I could already see differences between my right and left leg. It seemed like my right leg was more sore than my left, but both definitely were worked.
I am eager to keep up with this. I am also eager to see it’s claimed effects on running as well. But mostly, I’d love to see my two legs even out more effort-wise and my cycling improve.
More on this as the weeks roll by. Read about them on the Powercranks website.