After a great few days catching up with my Dad it was time to head up north to North Shore to move in with Terenzo and Kelly Bozzone. I was a little worried as I managed to jack up my back pretty good on Saturday and had to postpone the official start date. Multiple foundation sessions during the day had me feeling mobile and ready to start laying down some good foundation miles.
Sunday, Jan 25
RUN: 2hr 30 min
Early morning start as we tackled the long run of the week. This was a very hilly 2.5 hr run heading north up the coast. Pace was nice and casual with everybody gently turning the screws on the way home. Very solid run today. Total came out to 30km.
Bike: 2hr recovery spin.
Nothing exciting here. Felt horrible the first hour then the legs started to freshen up some.
Swim: 3km open water swim.
I had forget my battery charger for my watch and didn’t want it going flat so no cool GPS view of the swim
We capped the day off at my favorite burger place of all time, Burger Fuel
Monday, Jan 26
Ride: 5hr 45 min
This ride moves into number two behind riding stage 20 of 2013 Tour. We rode West to Piha beach through the legendary Waitakere Ranges that Arthur Lydiard used to train many of his champions. It was just no stop climbing. We ended up at Piha for a coke and chocolate.
The ride ended up being 5 hrs 45 minutes and change with over 11,000 ft of climbing. Real strength endurance ride.
RUN: 60 min brick.
I was skipping on calories hoping to drop a few lbs and failed to consume enough calories heading into the run. I ended up walking the last 20 minutes. Made a trip to supermarket to make sure this mistake never happen again. Tomorrow will be a new day full of calories. We implemented a rule today while riding. Every 4 hrs of training is rewarded with treat of your picking. Today we ended up going with a cadbury marvelous bar.
Strength: 60 min
Great session with world class surgeon and athlete, Matt Brick. Session was done at his place with circuits all through his yard. Great session