This was one of those weeks where I just did what I had to do in order to get the work done.
Muscularly, I was exhausted and yet I still had the longest training sessions to get through before I could call it a week.
Good mental practice, right??
I’m definitely getting a lot of that here lately!
So while it might not have been pretty, quality work was certainly accomplished.
Not good, not bad, just is…
And I’m ok with that right now.
Just another week at the Ironman office! 🙂
SWIM: I never quite realize how mundane swimming is until I go to write about it….There just isn’t all that much to say. Lots of laps, lots of work, but not much excitement. Totals: 8700 yards/ 3 hrs
BIKE: I had some really tired legs. The kind of fatigue where you just couldn’t will a single more watt than what was being produced or even 1 more rpm. It made for some torturous cycling sessions. The weekend was tough with the typical long ride/run brick fighting the coastal winds. I’ve never been so glad to get off my bike and run as I was Saturday afternoon. It’s still VERY hot here, well over 90F with high humidity, so hydration still remains a constant battle. Totals: 10 hrs 25 mins
RUN: This was a good week running. It seemed like I ran a lot and for some reason my legs didn’t feel that same “dead legged fatigue” they did while cycling. My long run is up to almost 16 miles and so far I’m still hanging on to an acceptable pace. This was the first week where I really started to believe I might just be able to run this thing. Totals: 4 hrs 40 mins
The next week brings a slight volume drop for a little bit of rest prior to racing Augusta 70.3…..
Not quite as much as I would’ve been granted if I wasn’t heading to a Ironman Florida month later, but it shouldn’t be that much of an issue as these days my body responds REALLY well to the smallest bit of rest.
Augusta is really about testing the plan for Florida. I feel pretty good about what I’ve got laid out and I’ve done it over and over again in training, but I’ve yet to do so it in a race environment. In about 10 days I’ll put it to the test to be sure it holds up and that no further adjustments need to be made.
Crossing my fingers on this one because it’s getting down to the wire…..
Hard to believe….
Run Happy, My Friends!