Kitchener Waterloo Fighting Koalas

Friday, March 12, 2010

New club member!

Great news as we will be adding a new member to the KW Fighitng Koalas! Nice to see the interest is still out there and the word is spreading.
Yesterday I almost got my friends Blue triathlon bike to use. Almost until we ran into some rear hub problems. No rush though as the weather does not look too good for the next few days and I will be indoor riding anyways. Excited to get out on the road with the Blue to see how much of a difference it makes, if any. It feels pretty good when I sit in the saddle and fits me very close. I was also able to do coach a run session with my athlete and witnessed instant changes! Now when he goes for a run he will insert these run drills that I showed him to incorporate the muscle memory.
After I was finished with this I went to the pool for a swim session and ran another athlete through a practice. Hard to swim later on in the evening but it was a good session. So far an exciting week for the club, adding members and getting some good workouts in! Now into the weekend!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Todays workouts

After missing my workouts on Monday and Tuesday I got back into the pool today. Did 1:15 swim for 3100m. The best part was doing 5x200ms all around 3:18, 10 seconds faster than Saturdays 200m repeats! The quickest 200m was 3:12 as I was feeling the water very good. One of my athletes swam with me and held on for the first 3 200's then tailed way off, so I knew he was finished. He has progressed hugely in the swim in two months. Still lots of work but great to see the improvement!
I then got home and did a 45 minute indoor spin in my heart rate zone with an average cadence of 93. Now I am starving! Also, I have another athlete who is interested in joining the club after swimming with us today, cool! And then tonight I will be doing a review for another of my athletes for the next segment of his training. Fun stuff indeed! I love coaching and training, live the life!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

First outdoor bike of the season!

Nothing better to reinvigorate the training than to finally get outside for the first bike ride of the season! On a beautiful sunkissed day I did a 50km ride. It was only 5C and the wind was about 20km/h from the west so I was going into the wind for the first half of the ride. I felt pretty good climbing the Bamberg hills and was able to regulate my heart rate fairly effectively. On the way back had the wind at my back now and was of course much easier, 20 minutes quicker in fact! Now I can not wait until I am able to use my friends Blue triathlon bike this year. He does not like it for some reason and is going to let me use it. It pretty much fits me but I will make sure it does and then get some nice riding on it. Lots of other bikers out taking advantage of the nice weather, good to see. Bike on!!