It is a tough world I know, the glamour of being out in Vancouver and then Whistler has a certain appeal and all the while it is business focused!! Of course, getting the training in can be a challenge - challenged by the time change and a new bed not to mention being out having a few pints with clients makes it doubly difficult but I am giving it an effort.
Tuesday was a rest day, but as I mentioned previously, wednesday is the beginning of the week. This morning i utilized the facilities at the fairmont waterfront, where they have a decent selection of equipment and open at 5:30am. So while i didnt get to spin on a real bike, I did manage to get a brick workout in. The bike was a 20 minute warmup to zone 2 heart rate, followed by 4 x 5 minutes of hard hill climbing, designed to have a cadence of 65-75 while keeping hr in high zone 2, low zone 3, still able to talk but not carry sentences! in between these efforts, spun easy for 5 minutes with active recovery. cool down was 10 minutes.
I followed that up with a run of 5 minutes at 9:22/mile , then a 5 minute at 7:13/mile and then 5 minute cool down at 9:22
Despite the time change, i got decent sleep which is critical to having a good workout. Tomorrow morning i plan on being on the treadmill here at chateau whistler at 5:30am for 1hr 10 minutes for some some hill climbing. I will then get a 45 minute plyometric workout in late in the day. I then get to swim outdoors on Friday in the 25 metre pool with the backdrop of blackcomb mountain in my view (they have a heated lap pool with underwater music, how good is that!). Friday afternoon, i am going to be doing some biathlon in lieu of my bike workout, should be a ton of fun. A tough life, but someone has to do it!