13 January 2010

Day 1 and 2

Day 1 was a bit of a warm up into the camp. Swim in the morning was quite controlled then a very pleasant ride along the country roads that line the cane fields.

Day 2: Today we woke up early for a swim in the pool. It was a Upper body workout today consisting of 6x100's Band Only, 3x200 pull, 2x300 pull Paddles and we finished off the main set with a 600 25yd Fast / 75 cruise. I am feeling quite strong in the water. Holding good water and enjoying the warm outdoor pool. 2 hours later we met for a ride down in Paia. After warm up we began a 20min Zone 3 Climb up, up and up. Great Roads. We rolled along at a controlled pace. Second set was 5x8min at Zone 4 with 2min easy. This took some control as not to get too excited in the first couple repetitions. I stayed pretty consistent with three focuses. Good fluid intake, food intake and efficient cycling. Efficient meaning, nice round pedal stroke. Staying seated for the majority and riding just under the red zone. We climbed about 4000ft up the Haleakala Crater Climb. Just another 6000 ft to get to the top. We will work up to this. All in all it was about a 3hour ride. After a mid day nap we ran through the cane fields for 50min.

So now, I am off to bed, to prepare for another day of training. The key is to think one day at a time, what can I be doing now to get the most out of this camp. With that I say good night.

Hope all is well, n'ciao for now,
Andrew McCartney

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