This week was much more choppy than usual since I wanted to race at least one more race of the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series. And since we had done our mock olympic the weekend before, I did all workouts in Zone 2 (no intervals). Also, I am apparently super lame and took zero pictures. So here is a meme.
Monday – long ride (part 1) 2 hour ride/34.83 miles/17.4MPH/73 degrees Long rides around my house require some creativity. I did an out and back involving my usual 1 hour route, some back roads and a couple loops through a neighborhood. It was boring. And hot.And the weather is lying – it was much warmer than 73 when I started, and felt like the 90’s by the time I was done.
Tuesday swim/run 60 minute swim/unknown distance. Tammie and I split the cost of an hour session with a local coach who gave us some drills to practice, where I learned I was actually doing them improperly. I have a lot to learn when it comes to my swim. More of the swim was discussion than actual swimming so I’m not really sure how far I went, but I’m counting it. 58 minute run/5.83 miles/9:58 average/73 degrees. OK, now I KNOW the weather is lying as it was definitely not 73 degrees. Or something in my watch is broken. Maybe its wishful thinking, since the high temp for at least 3 days this week was at or over 100. 73 would feel like a cold front.
Wednesday swim/run 60 minute swim/2500 yards. This swim almost didn’t happen. I went to bed at 9:15 the night before, my alarm set for 5:15. I tossed and turned, and maybe dozed until nearly 11 o’clock, when I finally took half a Xanax because I knew it would help me sleep. I left my alarm set figuring if I woke up feeling exhausted I’d turn it off, but surprisingly I felt alright. I’ve read, though, that feeling tired but being unable to sleep can be a sign of overdoing it, so I told myself if I didn’t sleep well that night I’d rest the next day. 60 minute stroller run/5.55 miles/10:38 average/75 degrees. It was sticky and not fun, but I got it done.
Thursday long ride part 2. 2 hour ride/33.7 miles/17 MPH/79 degrees. Looks like the weather is working right again. I took a different route this time and it made the ride much less boring. It was still hot though. And I slept pretty well Wednesday night so didn’t have to rest.
Friday long run 75 minute treadmill run/7.6 miles/9:52 average. Bryan unexpectedly had to go into work much earlier than usual so I still got up at 5:15 but headed upstairs to run instead of outside. I forgot my heart rate monitor and had issues getting Netflix to work at first but it ended up not being as bad as I had dreaded thanks to Orange is the New Black, Season 4.
Saturday rest day
Sunday James Island Sprint Triathlon. I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this race. When we left at 5:30 it was already 82 degrees. In the end, it wasn’t my worst and it wasn’t my best, and I still got a mug 🙂 I’m hoping the Tri group coach will post some pics I can steal so I can have some for the recap at least.
Total Training Time: 10 hours 45 minutes
Training Thoughts: I am SO OVER THIS HEAT. It sucks the energy right out of me. Bring on fall!!!!
August 1, 2016 at 8:28 pm
Another week of rocking training and a tune-up tri = Successful week.
The Garmin watch temperature always lies. It tells me it feels like 79 if I run when it’s 79 and 99% humidity, and I’m sorry but that does not feel like 79. Of course Garmin also labels any run from my home as “Johns Island Running” and I live in Charleston, dammit. I paid big bucks for a home with a Charleston address…
I think the swim coach was a good idea even if you didn’t actually get much swimming in. Hopefully that time and money spent will help your other swims be more effective, at least. I hope someone posts pics from Sunday because I saw NO pictures and I had deja vu if Summerville even showed up on Sunday! Congrats on earning a mug though… coffee shop triathletes!
August 1, 2016 at 8:55 pm
Kendall took some hoping he posts them. We didn’t have as many racing as usual and not much pit crew, but everyone is training and it’s been so hot I don’t blame them The watch definitely lied. I don’t think the low hit under 75 all week last week.
August 2, 2016 at 6:55 am
I hope he posts them too. I like to see the pics of you guys and how everyone did.