We are 60 days out folks — 60 DAYS!!!
Aside from me being totally baffled that race day is so close and it’s consuming all of my free mental space, it’s also starting to consume all of my free time. Thus, a very delayed week 13 and week 14 recap. Plus, my other sister found out that she too is pregnant and I’m going to be an aunt again this November! Ahh, the excitement!
So let’s not waste any time — I’ll try to keep this short and simple.
Mon., 4/8: Core & Yoga
Tues., 4/9: Run & Swim
This week was a week of watch issues. For whatever reason, my Garmin 910XT has been having a serious attitude problem lately. That run and swim marker it was supposed to get when I hit lap? Ya, it missed it. Needless to say I went on a data rant in my Training Peaks notes.
Wed., 4/10: Ride/Run & Swim
At this point in training, the volume is increasing and the workouts are just that…workouts. Another ride and transition run followed by another post-work swim. Nothing too crazy here.
Thurs., 4/11: Swim/Ride
Fri., 4/12: Long Run
Mmmmm…sweat. GROSS LOLA!
Fail. Fail. Major freaking fail. Why is that you ask? Well, don’t ever try to eat a big lunch, work all day in a cube, then run in 80 degree heat on a Friday evening. A sure-fire recipe for disaster and I had to cut my long run short as my shoes filled with concrete were no longer enjoyable.
Sat., 4/13: Long Ride
80 miles around, through and over Patterson Pass, but this time we had a new friend with us: WIND. Hey concrete shoes from yesterday! Why don’t you and the wind go hang out with someone else?! You’re not welcome here! (Ya, ya, I know it’ll make you stronger).
Post-ride, I actually brushed my hair and went to celebrate my cousin and her boyfriend’s birthday.
Sun., 4/14: Rest
I closed out week 13 with:
13 hours and 17 minutes of training:
7,800 yards swimming
103.21 miles cycling
18.72 miles running
25 minutes strength
Mon., 4/15: Core & Lower Body
Tues., 4/16: Run & Swim <3
Mile repeats for Boston. It’s all for Boston.
I also sported my Boston jacket at work, which is a company that has a pretty strict/dated dress code (of which, I am always pushing the limits).
Wed., 4/17: Ride/Run
Getting sweaty on the trainer.
Thurs., 4/18: Yoga, Ride, Swim
More sweat on the trainer and the usual swim.
Fri., 4/19: Yoga & Open Water Swim
We’re back in open water action folks! And remember all that complaining I was doing about my swim pace? Well it turns out that open water swimming does wonders on my pace. Hallelujah!
Sat., 4/20: Open Water Swim & Long Run
We met back at Shadow Cliffs for another open water swim followed by a 13 mile long run. We were swimming a longer OW workout and despite my drills, the anxiety came back for a bit in the beginning. I just let everyone pass me, flipped on my back and just talked to myself. I gave myself time and was soon able to get ahold of my heart rate and have an awesome open water swim. Oh yes, and we can’t forget 13 miles in the California spring heat.
Sun., 4/21: Yoga & Double Brick
Just another normal load.
Mother-freaking-double-brick in almost 90 degree heat. 40 mile ride, 35 minute run, 40 mile ride, 30 minute run — seems normal enough right? HA! The heat and I are still learning to get along, and I’m still learning how to train solo. This season is much different than last as I always had a few training buddies to ride with last season. While I am doing group workouts this season, I usually end up riding alone and talking to myself for hours on end.
I struggled through the second brick, but with the help of God’s gift to cyclists (ehem…Pringles), I was able to pull through, finish strong and take pride in a challenging training day. The rest of the evening consisted of my ass planted firmly on the couch.
I closed out week 14 with:
15 hours and 17 minutes of training:
10,212 yards swimming (the most in this training cycle thus far)
101.53 miles cycling
29 miles running
30 minutes strength
1 hour and 15 minutes yoga
So there you have it, two long weeks recapped in the quickest way possible. Tell me I’m not the only crazy one with piles upon piles of water bottles? Chicken Face thinks I’m crazy.