I do still plan to write a recap from the last sprint tri but was hoping our coach would post some pics I could steal. I think he’s out of town so there may be a picture-less one going up soon. After the race I skipped intervals for this week too.
Things really start to get fun from here on out. And by fun I mean…well, I’m not sure to be honest. Every long ride from here on out is at least 4 hours, and the runs begin to get longer as well.
Monday – swim/run. Somehow, I have zero recollection of these workouts. My calendar says I ran on the treadmill, but I can’t remember why. I swam 2500 yards so that means I swam at home, but I can’t remember why I did that either. I think maybe the weather was calling for rain in the afternoon so I swam first and ran on the treadmill once it was too hot to run outside? I do remember I watched an episode of Orange is the New Black. 60 minute swim/ 2500 yards. 60 minute run/6.2 miles/9:41 average.
Tuesday- ride. 62 minute ride/18.26 miles/17.6 MPH/ 72 degrees. Clearly I need to write these weekly things more quickly now that we are almost in peak week because my memory seems to have disappeared along with my energy.
Wednesday swim/run. 60 minute swim/2300 yards. 60 minute stroller run/5.55 miles/10:19 average/77 degrees. This one I remember. Tammie met me for a swim this morning. It was an odd morning because the swim started out dark as usual and then the pool guy randomly showed up and turned the lights on. I was eternally grateful and told him that he needed to do that weekly from now on. I don’t think he will. Afterwards the twins and I went for “running snacks”, which now involve a pee break. I stopped once to pee somewhere myself and Miles decided he needed to go, so now every time we get close to that area, he has to pee.
Thursday – long run. 90 minute run/8.71 miles/10:12 average/75 degrees. This run, for lack of a better word, sucked. I was tired. My pace was inconsistent. I was unmotivated. My asthma and allergies were acting up. I turned on a motivational song and instead of pumping me up I spent it trying to convince myself not to quit….for good, not just the run itself. For the first time since I started, I seriously believed that I was in over my head. I made myself finish the run though, and by the end I felt a good bit better, but I still felt off the rest of the day.
Friday – swim. 60 minute swim/2500 yards. I took it easy in anticipation that I’d be spending the next day helping my sister move, so I did the majority of the swim with my fins on, trying to focus on form.
Saturday rest day.
Sunday long ride. 4 hour ride/74 miles/17.7 MPH/73 degrees. We tried a new route through Walterboro and I was very thankful for the change of scenery. The last 45 min or so started to get hot, and we had one snafu (a flat), but otherwise it was a great ride.
Total Training Time: 11 hours 55 minutes
Training Thoughts: This shit? Is no joke.