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Maintaining the life-training balance
Maintaining the life-training balance
This blog hopes to focus on the "life" side of the training-life balance that anyone training for triathlon will know can be difficult to juggle. No one really cares what interval set I ran today and how high my heart rate got so I won't try and impress anyone with those stats. Stats make the world go round though so for those who are interested I will have Garmin data available for each training session, most stats i throw around on a saturday night are made up, sadly thats not an option with the garmin so you can be assured at least that aspect of this blog will be honest.

NoRestDays Day 11 - Hump day

malcolmclelandby malcolmclelandOct 11th 2012
Hump day is probably the second most important day of the working week behind Fridays for most people. It symbolizes the beginning of the end and will either bring with it a whole lot of pressure to get things finished by Friday, or a whole lot of relief that there is only two more days of acting productive left in the week. It could be argued that some people are only 60% effective at work since Mondays and Fridays are a write off. If I apply the same rationale to my training period it would equate to about 13 effective training days, its a good thing I'm one of those model employee's that utilises every second of every day at work, 21 days training = 21 days effective training for me...

Day 11, or hump day in this challenge, saw me venturing home from New Plymouth. Lucky for me I had a flexi fare on AirNZ and managed to sneak myself onto an earlier flight, after a quick look at what New Plymouth has to offer, and jump on the road bike to enjoy a break in the Wellington weather. 75km later I was back at home and gearing up for a bit of touch rugby and a run around to make use of the remaining daylight which was just what the legs needed to help them loosen them up after the past few days activities.
NoRestDays Day 11 - Hump day
On the flight home the pilot described the weather in Wellington as a light northerly breeze set to ease into the evening. Perfect conditions for a ride you may think. A light northerly breeze in Wellington is equivalent to batten down the hatches in Auckland, who could forget the time 7 snow flakes landed on the top of the Sky Tower during an event most Aucklanders would describe as "The storm of the century". Everyone knows that Aucklanders live in a bit of a bubble, with few having any idea that State Highway One actually continues down the southern side of the Bombay's. An Aucklander will try and have you believe that JAFA stands for "Just Another F$%#ing Aussie" but we all know that's not the case. A ride in a blowing gale sucks, big time, but it toughens you up and makes you appreciate the 3 weeks of fine weather Wellingtonians are privileged to get each year, can't beat Wellington a good day as they say.

GPS data below
NoRestDays Day 11 - Hump day
 
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