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Base 3 Week 1: Rest Day Notes

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(Sun long ride and gratuitous daughter pic)

In no particular order some notes from week 1 of base 3 (17 weeks from A race):

  • Family, work and IM training leave little time for Tumblr (miss my peeps)
  • It’s the point in the season where I’m fit enough to look forward to long rides
  • Huge fan of skratch labs drank* (official name “hydration mix”?) and Feed Zone portables 
  • The new The Hold Steady album, Teeth Dreams, is awesome. Is anyone rolling guitar like this these days?
  • Most hilarious parenting “compliment” received (verbatim) so far: “You’re so amazing with your daughter given your personality.” Umm…, gracias? 

Train hard, amigos.

*that one is for you, Wifey

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Clockwise:

  1. Kimchi, tomato, pine nut, provolone, buffalo moz w/ Field 43 egg pizza
  2. Beet green pesto, tomato, jalapeno & chevre pizza
  3. Valentines Day gift from Wifey
  4. Arms up if you had a rad Valentine’s Day! Those are Flamingos BTW

Don’t judge on the hipstery pizza toppings—they came together like the 2001 Patriots. Attempts to make the ‘zas heart shaped were unsuccessful.

Have an awesome weekend and train hard, Amigos.

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(Parenting? Still getting the basics down)
In the final week of my first base period this tri season and looking forward to an upcoming “rest” week. Tomorrow I’m going to make Wifey a heart shaped pizza. Firstly, because that’s how we roll on Valentine’s Day. And secondly, because she’s been an absolute fucking rock star with our 3 week old. 
Workouts this week:
Mon:  Rest
Tue:  1hr swim & 1hr bike
Wed: 40min run (pick ups) & Strength (dead lift y burpee pull up fiesta)
Thur: 1.5hr bike
Fri: 1hr swim, 1hr run & maintenance strength
Sat: 1.5hr swim & 2.5 hr Bike
Sun: 1.25hr run & “turn it up to 11”

(Parenting? Still getting the basics down)

In the final week of my first base period this tri season and looking forward to an upcoming “rest” week. Tomorrow I’m going to make Wifey a heart shaped pizza. Firstly, because that’s how we roll on Valentine’s Day. And secondly, because she’s been an absolute fucking rock star with our 3 week old. 

Workouts this week:

  • Mon:  Rest
  • Tue:  1hr swim & 1hr bike
  • Wed: 40min run (pick ups) & Strength (dead lift y burpee pull up fiesta)
  • Thur: 1.5hr bike
  • Fri: 1hr swim, 1hr run & maintenance strength
  • Sat: 1.5hr swim & 2.5 hr Bike
  • Sun: 1.25hr run & “turn it up to 11”

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Thanks for asking! Wifey/Mom/BFF is doing awesome. She handles the big stuff effortlessly. One of the many reasons I love her.

Thanks for asking! Wifey/Mom/BFF is doing awesome. She handles the big stuff effortlessly. One of the many reasons I love her.

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The newest member of our tribe—both McEnany and endurance community—by the numbers:

  • 14 days early
  • 6lbs 12oz
  • 19in long 
  • 100% snugly
  • 1 soon-to-be-certified BAM

The love and support we’ve received has been unbelievable. Thanks to everyone. We all love you.

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(Don’t ignore your shoulders!)
Workouts today: Track workout at Kezar stadium and strength session focused on shoulders (a significantly deficient area for me).
Baby update: Labor false alarm today. Wish we had cctv in the house—the video of us running around would have been priceless.

(Don’t ignore your shoulders!)

Workouts today: Track workout at Kezar stadium and strength session focused on shoulders (a significantly deficient area for me).

Baby update: Labor false alarm today. Wish we had cctv in the house—the video of us running around would have been priceless.

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That time after a long work week I dialed up the following*:

  • WU: squat, lunge, shoulder dislocate, wall squat, etc.
  • Gnarly dead lift session. 
  • A few sets of bottom up press #25 to work grip
  • 4 sets of 10 kettle swings #50 & 500m all out row
  • 100 push ups
  • CD = Get home safely

*hat tip to MK

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(One of the last times I’ll be training in this room)
Workouts today: 2,500m swim & 50 min Z2 run. Props to Wifey for letting me ride the trainer in the nursery tomorrow. Per Homegirl, I’m required to mention the decorations in the room aren’t hung yet (my job), but the trainer is ready to go. Priorities people.

(One of the last times I’ll be training in this room)

Workouts today: 2,500m swim & 50 min Z2 run. Props to Wifey for letting me ride the trainer in the nursery tomorrow. Per Homegirl, I’m required to mention the decorations in the room aren’t hung yet (my job), but the trainer is ready to go. Priorities people.

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(Front squats: Balanced required. Pain will likely ensue)
Workouts today: 50 min run and a strength session that featured front squats. Big fan of front squats—lots of body control required.
Baby watch: We’re on alert. 3 weeks until due date. I was strongly advised (mandated) to cap any wine drinking at a 1.5 glasses. Gotta maintain operational readiness. 

(Front squats: Balanced required. Pain will likely ensue)

Workouts today: 50 min run and a strength session that featured front squats. Big fan of front squats—lots of body control required.

Baby watch: We’re on alert. 3 weeks until due date. I was strongly advised (mandated) to cap any wine drinking at a 1.5 glasses. Gotta maintain operational readiness. 

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(“Time to Dance” by the Shoes)

Pats win! That in addition to an awesome photography class this morning and a rough bike ride in the afternoon. Time to dance indeed. 

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