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2016 - October 24 - October 30 Week in Review

Activities - Strava Logs (Shane's Strava link)

(Look for rollover links if you are Strava stalking me :) )

Monday
Activity 1 - Run - OUT, BACK
Tuesday
Activity 1 - Run - OUT, Back 1, Back 2
Wednesday
Activity 1 - RUN
Thursday
Activity 1 - RUN
Friday
Activity 1 - REST Travel Day
Saturday
Activity 1 - Family First

STATS

I will return to weigh ins in November or December.

Targeted Activity and Focus Points

SWIM

Travel week - no pool

BIKE

Travel week - no time for bike

RUN

Raunning in the rain, running and pushing tempo, and tired legs.

Nutrition

Fiddling with Pro bars and paying attention to activity impacts.

Weights and Strength

Push ups and 2 days of knee bio-mechanics exercises.

Weekly Reflections and Focus

This week was a hot mess with work exploding a bit while I was traveling.  I was still able to get out there during M- Thurs and have some good runs.  I went on a exploration run around land's End on the San Francisco coast line.  My pace is not reflective of what I did as I just let the Garmin capture.  I did seek out every staircase I could and also got down to some of the beaches and took some stellar photos.  The highlight of my travel runs was running the coast in the rain on thursday.  I was so warm and everyone was looking at me sideways for being so lightly dressed.  Shorts and a ironman finisher's t shirt.  Anyway.  I have been pushing tempo a bit and pushing threshold when I can't get a better long distance in for the week.  I also and trying to get that 'internal governor' to follow me as I extend a bit.  Things did get busy with upcoming Halloween and house/yard chores - leaves, painting, pumpkins, kidlets.

I am starting to realize that my LASIK surgery is truly just around the corner.  That means there will be a significant impact in training and things for a 3-4 week period.  Surgery is set for December 8th.  Good thing I still have loads of vacation time this week.

Overall this was a good week except for not getting something in on Saturday, but in doing lawn and leaves I got about 4-5 miles in of other walking oriented activities while doing chores.  It's something.

There was a podcast I heard that I wanted to highlight from Endurance planet here :  Podcast link.   I don't expect to go pro, but this couple's approach sounds much like Liz and I and our little family.  I am grateful for the perspectives that she and I have engendered since I finally heard her message (Liz, my wife.)  And last note, my wife's birthday was on October 28, Last Friday - so needless to say, a forced rest was inevitable and she deserves the doting.


Also of NOTE: I was accepted into a training program with Tridot - Copied below is the request to share with others, I feel that on my blog is viable and acceptable :)

*  *  *  *  *  INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE   *  *  *  *  *
Hi  

You can take advantage of FREE preseason triathlon training and experience better in-season performance by participating in TriDot's 2017 Preseason Project.  (Seriously, no payment of any kind!)

In 2011 and 2013, TriDot conducted preseason research that proved optimized preseason training has a significant impact on your in-season results! 

And now, as the leader in triathlon training based on big data and predictive analytics, we're ready to prove it again!

YOU CAN AND WILL IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE!

In 2013, 837 athletes participated in our study.  Those who used TriDot for the full season improved their performance on average 1 hour and 17 minutes more than the control group (those who didn't use TriDot) at the full distance.  And 33 minutes more at the half.

Keep in mind, those were AVERAGE gains!

(Check out the short video detailing the 2013 Preseason Project results.)

We also looked at the difference in using TriDot during both preseason and in-season versus the in-season only.  The numbers were amazing.  Those who trained with TriDot in both the preseason and in-season gained 94% more at the half distance and 635% more at the full than those who trained with TriDotonly during their in-season (the final 3-4 months leading up to their race).

How you invest your preseason is the difference maker!  And the longer your race, the more significant your preseason is.
  
What would that level of improvement mean for you? PR? Podium?  It certainly shows how doing the preseason right is sooo important.

GET YOUR PRESEASON TRAINING FREE WITH THE 2017 PRESEASON PROJECT.

We believe the preseason is so important we've decided to launch our third preseason training study, the 2017 TriDot Preseason Project (PSP).

TriDot's PSP will help you discover how to best invest your preseason time to accelerate your training and achieve serious performance gains in 2017--delivering the greatest gain for every training hour invested.

And the best news? Those athletes who qualify for the PSP will receive preseason training for FREE!

Do you qualify?

To qualify for this year's study and get free training, you need to meet all of the following requirements:
  1. You've finished at least one triathlon of any distance.
  2. You plan to do an Olympic, Half, or Full triathlon in 2017.
  3. You don't have any triathlons scheduled during the preseason period.
  4. You haven't used TriDot in the last 6 months.
  5. You're not a pro triathlete or triathlon coach.
  6. You're enthusiastic and ready to get a jump start on your 2017 season!

HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR THE PRESEASON PROJECT?

Just CLICK THIS LINK TO COMPLETE OUR BRIEF 2-MINUTE PSP APPLICATION.

But if you don't qualify, you can still take advantage of TriDot training!  You're just not eligible for the free training.  I don't qualify

REWARDS FROM LAVA MAGAZINE, TRISPORTS.COM AND GENERATION UCAN. 
  
We're also offering the following bonus package for those who qualify and complete the PSP: 
  • FREE Generation UCAN sample pack
  • 15% off any item in the Trisports.com store (Up to $100 value!)
  • Free one-year digital subscription to LAVA Magazine ($20 value)
The overall value of the PSP free-training package ranges from $225 to more than $600!

Why not APPLY NOW to see if you qualify?
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU APPLY?

As soon as we receive your information, we'll review it and send you an email within two to three days regarding whether you've been accepted into the PSP.

It's likely we'll accept a smaller group this year than we did in 2011 and 2013. So be aware, acceptance is on a first-come, first-serve basis for all qualified candidates. Submit your application as soon as possible!

We look forward to helping you make 2017 your best year ever!  And it starts with how you choose to invest your preseason.

Train hard.  Train smart!
Jeff BooherFounder & CEO
Predictive Fitness
www.TriDot.com



P.S.

We reserve the right to close the acceptance window early once we have enough qualified athletes and to modify eligibility requirements based on applicant submissions and program needs.

You're welcome to share this invitation with other triathletes, but this is a limited-sized program.  Eligibility requirements may have changed.  Acceptance of qualified participants will be on a first-come basis and will be based on the program needs and requirements published the time of submission. 

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