Training Week: Week 16 (Base)

Life got very crazy at work, so there wasn’t a post last week.  Training went fine, I continued to be 100% on the challenge, but there wasn’t much time left to record my accomplishments on here. Training often becomes a collection of habits, and it’s time to make this one again.  With a build week in the rearview, it’s time to be all about that base.


Monday (Planned – Rest Day; Challenge – 55 Squats, 40 Bridges, 45 Squats, 26 Pushups, 4 Pushup Punches)

Session One – Bodyweight Lifting (30 Min)

Session Two – Rest

Challenge – Complete

Time for the second of three moot court competitions for which I’m the faculty advisor.  Late night mooting means early morning working (out).

Tuesday (Planned – 1:15 Run; Challenge – 60 Bridges, 40 Squats, 45 Lunges, 26 Pushups, 6 Pushup Punches)

Session One – Masters Swim (2675 Yrds, 47 Min)

Session Two – Run (8.26 Miles, 1:15)

Challenge – Complete

I’ve made it a recent aim to really stick to the heart rate zones for the workout, and I’m really amazed how throttling down helps.  I probably could have ran another tens miles at this pace.

Wednesday (Planned – 1 Hr Swim; Challenge – 60 Squats, 40 Bridges, 50 Lunges, 26 Pushups, 8 Pushup Punches)

Session One – Strength Training (45 Min)

Session Two – Bike (Indoor, 1:00)

Challenge – Complete

Will outdoor biking happen? Wait, do we use these two wheeled contraptions outside? Spring and Summer are real, right?


Thursday (Planned – 1:05 Run; Challenge – 65 Squats, 45 Bridges, 50 Lunges, 26 Pushups, 10 Pushup Punches)

Session One – Masters Swim (2400 Yrds, 44 Min)

Session Two – Run (6.5 Miles, 48 Min, Indoors)

Challenge – Complete

When the blood freezes in my veins, it’s time to break my rule and run on the torture device.


Friday (Planned – 1:30 Ride; Challenge – 65 Squats, 45 Bridges, 50 Lunges, 26 Pushups, 12 Pushup Punches)

Session One – Rest

Session Two – Ride (Indoor, 1:30)

Challenge – Complete

With these longer rides, it’s become readily apparent that a need a change of saddle pace.  Thankfully, I can make that happen on Sunday….

Saturday (Planned – 1 Hour Run; Challenge – 65 Squats, 50 Bridges, 55 Lunges, No Pushups)

Session One – Run (7.42 Miles, 1:00)

Session Two – Rest

Challenge – Complete

Another great run with a focus on pace.

Sunday (Planned – 1 Hour Ride; Challenge – 70 Squats, 50 Bridges, 55 Lunges, 30 Push Ups, 6 Pushup Ts)

Session One – Bike (18 Miles, 1:01)

Session Two – Bike (15.1 Miles, 59 Min)

Challenge – Complete

A new saddle

PN 1.1-7(2)

It made my hind parts so happy, they could dance.



Swimming: 1:31
Biking: 4:31
Running: 3:06
Other: 1:15
Total: 10:23

Back in the habit of posting and ready to keep building length.  Just a few short months until the ice is off the lack, the snow is off the ground, and we start building with bricks.


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