|Thanks Trevor Wurtele|
One thing I have to keep telling myself is that you are not at the fitness level you were at last September. This might be the hardest thing for me this year: patience. I was probably in the best shape of my life going into Chattanooga. It is debatable, considering how much I ran in college (up to 115 mile run weeks with 90 minute strength sessions 3x a week). Definitely more time and more rounded.
|A hundred miles of bike on the road, a hundred miles of bike . . .|
I've grown impatient sometimes. It took a while to get over the hump, so to speak, and not feel like I was dying in every workout. Even into January this was happening. But over the last month I've started to feel better and nail some good workouts.
|Loop de Loops|
The past 3 weeks have been the peak block in the buildup to Ironman Eagleman 70.3 up in Maryland. I didn't get as much swimming in because of the Memorial Day weekend schedule. No practice Fri/Mon. But that did help me get some serious bike and run miles in.
|You have something on your 2x20, it was Pain!|
So if we go back over the last 21 days, this is what we have:
8 swims, 20,780 meters, 9 hours 8 minutes
I'm sticking with the quantity over quality theory this year.
14 rides, 639.2 miles, 30 hours 38 minutes
I got in a good one hundred miler, and some good tempo and interval rides. Feeling strong after 30 miles at 250 watts.
16 runs, 140.1 miles, 16 hours 51 minutes
Pretty consistent with the mileage. I felt pretty good in the 16 miler. I'm still working on getting my tempo run pace down, but 8 miles at 6:25 pace in May isn't too bad.
|Let's Run some intervals, shall we?|
The last day of that stretch was just a fun day hanging out with the Big Sexy man Hisself, Chris McDonald, at the Epoch Universal/Bike Depot Triathlon Camp. We rode 45 and then did a 4.5 mile brick. We dropped everyone, and it was just me and him for the last 1.5 miles. That was pretty cool, hanging with the boss, so to speak.
So now we rest. We taper. We get mentally prepared. I'm looking forward to Eagleman. I will be so far behind coming out of the water in this non-wetsuit saltwater swim, that people will be like "he's a Kona what? Seriously? Nooo? Really?"
|I'll just take one pot|
|Is it a rest week yet?|