Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | March 22, 2015

Cycle Log: Competition Phase 2015 – Week 3

Week 3 is the third week of the first mesocycle of my Competition Phase I for the 2015 racing season (click here for a detailed description of macrocycles, mesocycles and microcycles), which means it is a recovery week. Here are my workouts for the week of March 16-22, 2015 (click here to download my Competition Phase I training plan):

  • Monday, March 16 – TT Intervals (1.0 hour)
  • Thursday, March 19 – Active Recovery (1.0 hour)
  • Saturday, March 21 – Sonoran Desert Drive TT Race (1.25 hours)

This was a well-timed recovery week because I spent several days in Texas facilitating a 2-day series of teambuilding workshops for the University of Texas at Arlington. I still got in some good workouts starting with Time Trial Intervals on Monday. I didn’t have great legs but I did 4 x 6:00 hard efforts with 4 minutes recovery. I spent the next 4 days recovering (and facilitating teambuilding sessions) until Saturday’s practice race. I did a 10-mile TT at my favorite local course, the relatively flat Sonoran Desert Drive. It’s a great place to do a TT because there are no lights or stop signs, and relatively little traffic. I had my fastest 10 miler in almost 4 years (2nd fastest since I moved to Arizona in 2009) at 26:46. I’m very excited about that performance because I should be able to improve on it significantly in coming months. I have a hard week coming up. As always, I’ll let you know how it goes. Have a great week!

NEXT POST – March 29, 2015

Cycle Log: 2015 Competition Phase I – Week 4

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