24 august - 30 august
in the water: 2500.00 M in 53m 30s [1 workout]
on bella: 132.30 Mi in 8h 28m 50s [4 workouts]
in my asics: 25.64 Mi in 4h 00m 34s [5 workouts]
total training time: 13h 22m 54s
thoughts as I head into week seven >
I am always
3. doing laundry
this is hard. I didn't think training would be a cakewalk (where did that expression come from? I will wikipedia it later) but I didn't realize what a jump it would be from HIM training.
I've been training for 6 weeks. I have 13 weeks to go. I CAN do this and I know I WILL do this but oh man am I feeling the effects of long rides, runs, and swims. The judge took a recess last week and I ran to my office to inhale two granola bars.
I'm fortunate that I've found some v. cool people to train with ... the only place I don't have a training buddy is in the pool, but I'm okay with that - it's mainly the long rides where I can use company.
Yesterday I rode 43 miles - Columbia + IronGirl - hilly. did a 4 mi trail run after that. today I rode Easton to Tilghman Island and back (51 mi and flat) and did a 5 mi run brick. that's 92 miles on the bike and 9 mi in my asics for the folks at home keeping score.
I did laundry on Friday and I'm doing a load now -- amazing how 2 1/2 days of workouts can acculumate so many stinky clothes !
my plan to supplement the training:
> More. Sleep! I'm needing 9 hours a night. [note to self: stop dicking around on bt.com at night]
> Order Recoverite. have heard very good things about it from a few people
> STRETCH ! yoga ? might join one of my buddies on BT for hot yoga once/ a month. use my Yoga for Triathletes DVD.
> Massages. would love to get these regularly. call the Balt School of Massage to get them on the cheap.
.. exactly 3 mo out from today. squeee!