Forum Replies Created
July 6, 2019 at 1:40 pm #27176
Hi all! Two DITR questions for anyone who’s done the race before:
(1) On Friday, does anyone know if we are able to get into the water to do our pre-race prep at Perryville Community Park? Will they allow swimmers that afternoon? I’m thinking of getting there before packet pickup to do a quick swim and check out the course.
And (2) it doesn’t look like there are showers at the park, just a restroom — is that right? Trying to figure out how grimy I’m going to be for brunch after!
Thanks!July 1, 2019 at 3:04 pm #27134
Thank you both! This is very helpful.
It was actually really hard to get up to my LT during yesterday’s run. I had a hard time keeping even just 160 for much of the run, and it was a very challenging effort to build faster for the last 1.5 miles. Since that was the case, should I be re-considering my LT test results and HR zones?
I could cite a number of reasons why I felt fatigued for Sunday’s workout (Sunday AM was very hot/humid; I was still fatigued from a later-than-normal Saturday afternoon workout; didn’t have time to eat a full breakfast before, etc etc) — but if I’m not able to get to LT, is that an indication that my test results are too high, and I should consider lowering my LT and zones a beat or two?May 20, 2019 at 12:59 pm #26372
Thank you! I can report that even in the afternoon, traffic was light and fairly ok, and it was a gorgeous ride. Also: I only remembered your warnings until I was face-to-face with those climbs. Whew!April 23, 2019 at 2:34 pm #26066
Thanks, Coach AJ! A question for Peasantman weekend: how hard should we be training on Saturday, and how hard should we race on Sunday?
Our TP plan has a heavy 2hr ride on Saturday, May 4 + a 30 min brick. If we do the group ride on Saturday, should we do the TP workout? Should we “race” at a lower intensity for Sunday’s race so that we don’t overdo it? Based on how we feel, should we take Monday off?
I’d welcome some feedback on best practices for including a training race during a training plan!March 25, 2019 at 3:50 pm #25565
I’m back with another question on this topic. I’m totally wiped today from the run test yesterday — is anyone else fatigued, or is this a sign I royally messed something up during my recovery/test week?
I can’t imagine doing a swim test today, so I’m going to test on Wednesday instead, and either skip today’s swim or do Wednesday’s planned workout today (or a shorter adaptation). I’m curious if others are fried, and/or what I can do to prevent this in the future while testing. How did others feel this week, and how did your tests go? My run test results weren’t great (same as my bike average rather than 5-10 beats higher), so I’m thinking I messed up somewhere.March 20, 2019 at 9:24 pm #25470
I had a slightly similar question (or rather, I’m looking for an excuse as to why I may have not performed as strongly on my bike test on Tuesday!) I stupidly didn’t notice that there was a bike test on Tuesday, and did a hefty squat/lunges set on Monday for strength conditioning. My legs definitely weren’t as fresh as other times I’ve tested (for OSP, in particular), but I was just one beat off from prior tests. Do I need to consider re-testing, or fine to keep using these zones until our next bike test in May?February 26, 2019 at 2:59 pm #24887
Harvard Hill — Harvard Street NW going down to the Zoo in Mt. Pleasant — is a good one. Circling the outside of Meridian Hill/Malcom X on the sidewalks also works if it’s not too busy out. Would love to hear other suggestions!September 7, 2017 at 10:29 am #13693
According to posts by DC Council member Brianne Nadeau and Mayor Bowser’s office, seems that Marie Reed will open this coming Monday. Hooray! https://twitter.com/BrianneKNadeau/status/905588473616359424