|Week 1 Totals|
|Week 2 Totals|
|Week 3 totals|
|Steady State Ride at 231 Watts|
That middle week, I got my normal workouts in on Monday and Tuesday, but then tripled up on Wednesday. Since we weren't leaving for scout camp until 11am, I decided to make the most of my time. I got up early and ran, then went to the Y and swam 4,000 yards. Undaunted, I came home, had some breakfast and then did a interval bike ride. So I was pretty tired on Thursday at scout camp.
|Brick Run off the Steady State|
Taking Friday off meant that I felt a lot better and by Saturday I was pretty refreshed. I rode 2 hours at a 231w average, and then ran 9 miles at a 6:22 average. I finished up that Sunday with a 58 mile ride and 11 mile run. The week 2 totals were almost 16 hours time.
|The Long Run|
|On the Slowtwitch Leaderboard|
Sunday was the the biggie. I'll call that ride "Perserverance". First of all, I switched the ride to Sunday morning as my wife was doing a race Saturday. I had to get going early to be done in time to get ready for church. Everything was going well until I notice that half of the sky was black. I changed up my planned route and headed back to the house. I thought I could outrun the rain, but no such luck. I got absolutely poured on.
|The Big Ride|
|Happy to be done with a 125 mile ride!|
|I really enjoyed the World Cup|
So I ended up with 2 more minutes of training than HammerFest 2K13. Not bad. I didn't wuss out on any workouts. I didn't skip or shorten anything. Fear is a great motivating factor. Fear of Chattanooga. I've come to grips that I will never feel ready. But that won't stop me from trying. Oh, Full Disclosure: the moniker "Summer of Pain" comes from Donna Harding. She's a fellow IM Choo racer who I met at the Chattanooga training camp weekend.
Monday morning I was walking like an 97 year old man. Hellooooooo Recovery Week!