Oh boy, I figured I better post the past two weeks workouts/training before I got three weeks behind! Plus, I still need to finish my race report for TriGreen!
With 14 weeks to go, I managed to get in most of my workouts with the exception of two swims and a run. For some reason in my mind, skipping a swim seems like the least awful of the three disciplines to skimp on. I know… I know… I need to get in the darn pool!
Week of 8/12:
Monday – rest day
Tuesday – 45 min run
Wednesday – Brick: 1:30 bike/ 2mi run
Thursday – 1 hour run, 2650 y swim
Friday – Easy 1 hr trainer ride
Saturday – 3:40 ride, started too late, wasn’t able to fit 40 min brick in
Sunday – Woke up feeling icky and 7 mi run kept getting pushed back until I realized it wasn’t happening
Total Training Hours: 9:05 😦 Oh boy. Mucho lighter week than planned. Not even the volume for a Half Ironman. Ouch.
The following week was a bit better, but I still missed a couple of swims:
Week of 8/19:
Monday – I was hoping to squeeze in my missed ‘long run’ from Sunday but between cleaning my house and packing for my trip (leaving Tuesday am for a training course for work) before I knew it, it was 8p and the run wasn’t happening. I need to really plan better… mornings shouldn’t have the option of sleeping in (until 7a) any more. I love my bed, but missing workouts is starting to not be cool. Side note, I found it pretty amusing that more than half of my carry-on bag was workout clothes rather than work clothes. Ha.
Tuesday – Hit the road, checked into the hotel and went for a 6.5 mi run. In 93 degree weather. It was hot. I got it done. Felt a little bit of redemption for my missed run on Sunday
Wednesday – Ok, so the plan was to swim in the pool using these (you put the velcro straps around your ankles and then tie yourself to the railing so you swim in place). I was pretty darn pumped about them, despite how silly I would look. Swimsuit, goggles, swim cap…even my waterproof iPod were packed. One minor detail….the pool was a freaking water park. Slide, waves, basketball hoops….yeah, swim wasn’t happening. Darn.
I had planned to get up early and run on Thursday but figured I would run after training instead and pack in the am. 6.6 miles done in an hour. Boom. Getting my speed back!
Thursday – Travel day/rest day. Due to my flight getting delayed, I got home around 12:30. Thank goodness I took Friday off.
Friday – woke up around 9 and hit the road on my bike for a 1:30 ride…boy was the road I ride on the weekends busy. Super busy… after 50 minutes I was on my trainer at home (and safe) for an additional 40 minutes, followed by a 2 mi run. After meeting JMR for lunch, I headed to the local outdoor 50 meter pool to swim….drumroll….3100 meters! Longest swim ever (well, maybe since swim team when I was younger…but since I can’t remember, it doesn’t count!).
Saturday – Impromptu rest day – Today PT and I were headed to Louisville to cheer T on while she raced her first Ironman. I was going to run, but ran out of time (ha) when PT and I realized that Louisville was an hour ahead and if we were going to meet T and her family for dinner, we had to hit the road an hour earlier than planned. Bummer (we did make it on time, PT is an awesome driver)
Sunday – IRONMAN LOUISVILLE!! Ok, this section deserves its own post, so I will be writing a separate one shortly (I promise! It will happen!), The day involved lots of cheering, bike riding (3+hrs….I counted three of them in my training… probably not exactly super intensive though, but I missed my ride that weekend), and a speedy 10 mile run while T was on the bike. A late, late, night, but a fun, fun day.
Total Hours: 10:11… still not where I need to be. I blame those two swims I had to skip, almost 2 full training hours. Pfft (excuses…excuses…)
So that wraps up the last two weeks….which means…. OMIGODIMAZISTHREEMONTHSAWAY….. I thought that IMLou would pump me up, but honestly, it freaked me out! So many people on the run looked so rough… and it really is such a long day…. I have faith in my coach, but that still doesn’t help my natural tendency to freak the heck out. Talk about lighting some fire under my feet… these next twelve weeks = FOCUS!! I have a little over 13 hours of training this week and I’m going to kick its butt. Yeah, you heard me…I’m doing all of my swims!! (although I only have two this week). Off to bed! Early swim tomorrow am!!