04.19.10 — Push It, Push it Real Good…

Type: Intervals to Test the Achilles Tendon
Distance: 21.4 miles
Time: 60:00
TSS: 89.3
Average Watts: 200 watts
Normative Power: 212 watts
Average Heart Rate: 150 bpm
Total Work: 723 kJ

As my boy Haus would say, “That’s what I am talking about!” This was a great ride. I pushed the effort on this ride to see how my Achilles Tendon would hold up and it felt great. I had a nice steady effort followed by three 1:00 intervals between 250-270 watts. The fourth interval as about :45 between 410-425 watts. Even the rest periods were between 180-220 watts. This was a great ride and that is reflected in the high TSS and normative power.

Here is how it all went down:

I know I said I would post my pacing and nutrition strategy for Ironman St. George, but I think I will need to get to that later tonight. I am taking another ride to get some heavy duty sprints in really push the Achilles to see if it is going to be alright. I am going to hold off on my runs until the end of the week just so that it has more time to heal from that activity. I am excited — this should be a great workout/taper week.

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I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...