Mondays with Mitch - Feb 25, 2019 - Don’t call it a comeback!


#1

Brutally honest here. The last two weeks have been lousy. Real funk that I attribute to a tour of Sufferfest hangover as well as just midwinter blahs from never seeing the sun.

It’s not that I haven’t worked out, it’s just that they’ve followed no rhythm and haven’t been consistent. We’re going to change that this week.

Simple goal this week. Ride and run regularly, complete a couple set workouts and begin a build for the mid April event. I also get to make sure I’m prepped for a late March / early April trip to the Bay Area. The bike will meet me there and riding is part of my plan while there.

What’s your goal and plan for this week?


#2

Easy week here as I am also trying to slowly bleed off the fatigue from the tour to get ready for TeamODZ Training camp next week! Goal is to come into the week some place over +10 on the fitness scale.


#3

I am on a recovery week- yeah!! Last week was a big one and I am feeling a strong sense of accomplishment as I saw improvements in the course of the last 4 weeks.


#4


Big week, as could do double sessions all week, as I test and prep for AZ.

This week will be a few more days of work and then ramp down to be fresh for next week


#5

Ok, it’s time to get back to owning up to what we have been doing or failing to do.

Last week was a big running week for me, as I was traveling for work. I got 36 miles of running in, including a run across the Golden Gate Bridge. The weather on the way over was a bit crappy, but the return was awesome. It was nice to run along the ocean a bit. I did some riding over the weekend and also got a swim in during the week. I am pretty sure my swim suit is still in my suitcase, though. The week ended up being about 700 TSS.

This week is another big week, topping out at 890 TSS. I am off from work tomorrow, so I get to ride long tomorrow and then do a double brick on Saturday. Sunday is all about Paris-Roubaix for me, so the only TSS I will get will be going to the bathroom and the kitchen.

One more big week after this, and then I get a recovery week…just in time to visit @AndyJ in London. That is like 150 TSS on its own!


#6

@AndyJ stick ‘im on a bus afterwards up to Scotland and @Kev-stephen and I will take him out to chase some haggis …

@Coach_Ian … re plans … I have an event in two weeks, I only do 2-3 a year that need fitness.
So I’m not going to be doing planning for 2-3w. For now … one hard week this week where I’ll try and do 2x SUF videos at 100%, then next week is a traditional taper.

When it gets in to May it gets too warm (goes above 5C) … so dunno what I’ll do cycling wise in May, might see what Endurance Lab holds, or perhaps ease off a bit, just do odd maintenance sessions … annual goals already done :slight_smile: