My 1st Triathlon Race week is upon me. I have had consistent 16+ hour training weeks for the past two weeks. Even-though I'm pretty more laid back this year about Iron-Man. I call my "Causal" training mode, but my A.D.D. does tend to take over and has me Triathlon training in only one gear. "More is better". Still not sure it is the right approach, but hey, that's what I'm going with this year. Volume, Volume, Volume!!!
My weekly goals from now on:
Cycling: 120~150 miles per week
Running : 30-35 miles per week,
I suck at swimming ~ goal just to stay afloat each week
This weeks stats:
Cycling: 128.32 total miles
(Outdoors: 64.07 miles)
(Computrainer: 64.25 miles)
Running: 32.3 total miles
Swimming: 5700 meters/yrds (same thing right?)
One freezing Ass open Water 1 mile swim!!
I have been trying to concentrate on trying to bike ride at a faster pace lately. Even though I got dropped like a bad "blind date" by the 23+ mph avg. pace group at our TRI club ride yesterday. I at least made the effort and stayed with them for a little while. That is a big change for me, I'm usually just content just to hang back and look for "road kill" on the road.
But I must say, trying to go faster is not in my comfort zone just yet. I think I prefer to suffer for longer periods of time at a more constant mind-numbing state then feel my legs burning from the lactic acid I'm generating. Oooh ouchy..
Hmm, so when is Ultra season again for me?
So with my TRI race (Rockman Half IM) coming on Sunday. I will try to PR in my bike split and try to hold off the charging kickstandpam during the race.
Until then, I will leave you with these thoughts for the week:
"Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater." ~ Mary Manin Morrissey