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April 29, 2020 at 6:35 pm #33095
Thank you both! That DC Rainmaker article actually convinced me on the 735xt, so I ordered it last weekend and just got it an hour ago. Excited to break it in after that review, Brett.April 12, 2020 at 3:58 pm #32896
I’ve been struggling a bit getting a consistent schedule and activity for my swim substitute. There isjust so much stuff on the internet about core workouts and dryland exercises and weight training exercises so I’ve been trying out a bunch and seeing what I like. I did just get resistance bands in the mail so excited to give that a try.
I’ve been doing this core workout for swimmers a lot that I really like though. I think AJ references some videos by this guy above.
Good news is with the isolation I’ve had more time to do the things I always should be doing for running workouts: warming up, cooling down, stretching, rolling, glute exercises, nutrition tracking, relaxing after a hard workout. I’ve also had time to look for interesting and new running and biking routes instead of just using my usual go tos.April 12, 2020 at 3:41 pm #32895
Mark, I’m with you on today’s run being a big confidence builder! I did most of my run near Navy Yard and the Anacostia trails, which were relatively empty compared to what I’ve been seeing on Mt. Vernon and Beach Drive.March 24, 2020 at 7:09 pm #32719
They are yours! I’ll shoot you a text and we can coordinate.
And if i don’t hear anything by Friday from anyone else I am going to put the rest in the clothes donation box thing near my house.March 15, 2020 at 9:31 pm #32543
The triathlon group on reddit has a lot of people asking that same question, as pools are closing all over. You can google for dryland swimming exercises, but it seems like many are saying these types of exercises are supplemental, not a replacement, and it might be better to spend the extra time running or biking. Personally, I don’t know what my plan is. Is it responsible to go to the pool even if its open? Is it okay to run and bike an extra day a week and, if so, what type of workout should I do? Coming up on a recovery week so I might just do weight training on swim days. I’m interested in hearing what others are planning on doing.March 7, 2020 at 4:54 pm #32444
Thanks for the post, Mark, and the added insight, Coach AJ.
High running cadence is something I’ve always struggled with (averaging low 70s pre-training plan). I’ve been using a metronome (Pulse app) on one run per week and am focused on/tracking my cadence on most other runs. I started my metronome at 85, since 90 felt way too fast and weird, and am up to 87. I am slowly but surely seeing some improvement and even averaged low 80s in a 10 mile race last week. Little changes applied consistently have definitely helped me!
KevinFebruary 7, 2020 at 6:08 pm #31676
Hitting the Georgetown to Potomac ride tomorrow at 8:30am. Hope to see some others there!February 4, 2020 at 10:10 pm #31561
Hey Mark! My intermediate training plan (which I think I saw from a previous post you are also following) has 1:30 bike/0:15 run. Looks like you can update the planned section of the run in TP.
And in case you also deleted the comments:
“Let your body unwind off of the bike. Focus on good form, engaging your glutes and high cadence (ideally 90 steps per minute per foot).”December 13, 2019 at 3:55 pm #29972
Hi everyone! I plan on riding most of the usual route from Georgetown at 8:30am tomorrow. But will branch off for a 10am reservation at the Glenstone museum (never been but supposed to be interesting) and have two extra tickets if anyone is interested in joining. Let me know!
Kevin (516-510-6515)June 12, 2019 at 12:42 pm #26669
If anyone is driving from the city (or close enough for me to bike to) and has an extra seat/rack spot I’d love to join! Else I will be happy to get in on the usual Saturday morning ride from Georgetown.July 6, 2018 at 11:43 am #20874
7:30 am pick up in Georgetown this Saturday 7/7? Looking to get on that 40 mile loop.