Peak Week (s) 3 of 3.
You guys, I am seriously tired. Everything is tired. My pinkie toe is tired.
Monday – run/swim. 58 minute stroller run/5.5miles/10:33 pace/70 degrees. For the life of me I could NOT keep my heart rate down, even using a run/walk. I jumped into nearly zone 4 during the run and could only recover to 2 during the walk, and my zone 4 pace was like a 10 minute mile. For the love of pete. 60 minute swim/2500 yards. I did another workout with alternating sets of drills and 300s. Each 300 got progressively slower. I’m told this is normal.
Tuesday ride/swim. 60 minute ride/16.9 miles/16.9 MPH/72 degrees. Honestly, I’m getting tired of all the workouts. The runs more than anything because of the heat but everything is taking more self talk to get my butt out the door. 60 minute swim/2500 yards. This swim was a bit faster at least, but have I mentioned I’m tired? Because I’m tired.
Wednesday run. 60 minute run (32 solo/28 stroller)/5.8 miles/68 degrees. I actually managed a sub 10 min mile average the first half (9:46) but slogged through the second half with the kids (10:40), because I was (wait for it…) tired.
Thursday long ride. 5 hour (4 hours 53 minutes technically) ride/82 miles/16.9MPH/75 degrees. Thursday is not normally a long ride day, but Tammie, who is also training for this insanity, was going to be out of town this weekend and had to move her ride. Riding this long solo is no fun so I shifted my work schedule to ride with her. I made it home and had 20 minutes to shower and change and leave for work (I made it). It was warmer than originally predicted (surprise surprise) but overall not bad. If I can average that speed for the Ironman I’ll be happy.
Friday – long run. 2 hour run/13miles/10:25 average/67 degrees. Cooler weather seems like its FINALLY making its way here. Tammie and I did a 3/1 run walk after the first two miles. The first 45 min or so was humid and slower, but once the humidity broke the temp actually dropped for a half hour or so which improved our average to a 10-10:15/mile until it started to warm up for the day again. It was nice to not slog through a wet washcloth for once. I celebrated the last long run of the peak weeks by accidentally sending my parents and husband an SOS message when I was trying to turn my music down on my phone. Afterwards the twins and I took a cool down walk with the dogs, where I was talked into some time on the swing and they stole my bath.
As it was the last day of the pool season also, we headed there after work, where as usual they spent more time eating than swimming.
Saturday – rest day
Sunday long swim. 2 mile swim/53:25 (thank you current). One of the regular ocean swimmers and members of the Folly Beach Open Water Swim group so nicely put together a simulation (or stimulation, depending on who you ask) swim for the group. It was a nice point to point swim with kayak support and a wetsuit trial. It was salty.
Total Time: 14 hours (including some walking)
Miles Traveled: 129.35
Training Thoughts: IT IS TAPER TIME THANK YOU JESUS I AM TIRED!!!
October 5, 2016 at 9:17 am
Woah, you swim in the ocean? I love going to the ocean and barely wading out. But you are out there with the …. gulp…. sharks?
October 5, 2016 at 10:16 am
No sharks sighted but someone did see dolphins!
October 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm
Oh my word. I’m loving that little mermaid meme because 1-I LOVE the little mermaid and 2-peanut butter had been my constant craving lol and “my pinky toe is tired”. Yes. Yes. Yes. We WILL make it through!!!! You’re a tough momma!!
October 8, 2016 at 11:35 am
Way to push through the tired! I am bookmarking this post so I can read it next summer when I’m SO TIRED in week 37 of IM Wisconsin training. Thanks for sharing!
October 11, 2016 at 7:31 pm
haha I was going to say man if your training plan is more than 30 weeks I am sorry! 🙂
October 23, 2016 at 11:02 pm
The struggle is real, loved the read though as a parent of two training for my first 140.6 sept 2017 it’s almost a sigh of relief to know someone else is tired too!
October 24, 2016 at 6:50 am
Oh my goodness yes! I’m behind on updates now but will get caught up. 🙂