27 JAN 2018

As I mentioned before I am going to start recording my individual training when I deviate from the prescribed programming on the site. As of right now I am moving away towards a cycling focus as I decided to sign up for a 200-mile cycling race in Georgia.

The purpose of this race was two-fold: First, I wanted to test myself mentally and physically. Second, I wanted to do something that I couldn’t just go out and do without training. This will require time, effort, and dedication to accomplish.

Though I enjoy cycling, it is not something that I am fantastic at. My form is rough, my lactic threshold and stamina in the cycling pose leave something to be desired and I am a big guy.  My goal is to drop down to the 220’s for weight and work on cycling form, lactic threshold, and stamina. Luckily, we happen to find ourselves in a stamina cycle so I will be jumping in a bunch of the programming while keeping a cycling focus.

Today’s training involved:

2 x 20:00 cycling (not including warm-up or cool down)
10:00 HR 140+ (ended up around 145-148bpm for the majority of the time)
10:00 HR 150+ (overestimated and ended up closer to the 160 bpm with a cadence of 98-106 on the indoor trainer)

Then I modified the main site workout a bit because I don’t have a wall here or a tire, and I don’t have time to drive to the park due to homework and trying to better myself.

5 rounds in kit (26.2#)
Burpee box jump over @ 30″ (5-4-3-2-1)
Deadlift @ 315 (5-4-3-2-1)
Airdyne (for calories 25-20-15-10-5)

Debating about a ruck later, something easy like 30 minutes on the woodway curve @ 65#.

Things I need to work on: pacing and controlling my heart rate, finding the right gear, and meaningful breathing.

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