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More training and some freaking out.

Posted Feb 27 2013 10:14pm

Always playing catch up, aren’t I? So, let’s just put myself out of my misery and get the last two weeks summary in now and move on with it. Because, let’s be honest, I don’t even really remember what my training was like two weeks ago.

2/11 – 2/17

  • Total: 10:05 completed (13:00 planned)
  • Swim: 3:42, 1100 yards
  • Bike: 4:05, 54 miles
  • Run:1:38, 12 miles
  • Workouts Missed: 90mim long run, 90min easy spin.
  • Key Workouts: 3 hour ride in the frigid cold.

Booties for the first time ever!

2/18 – 2/24 (Race week, Training through)

  • Total: 8:15:46 (9:10 planned)
  • Swim: 2:47, 9100 yards
  • Bike: 3:05, 53 miles
  • Run: 2:23:46, 18.16 miles
  • Workouts Missed: Core workouts (as always) and stretch out strides before the race
  • Key Workouts: Trained-through hilly half-marathon at 1:41:29 (10th OA, 3rd AG)


Three things about the last couple of weeks:

1.Training really does make you better. Shocking, I know. But, I’ve been very good about getting in all of my swim workouts over the last two months, and I’ve seen a huge improvement. Now, if only could see those kinds of improvements in my running and riding.

2. I look at last week’s 8-hour week and feel like that should be considered a rest week. Because I should be doing 13, 14, 15 hour weeks to get my butt in shape to nab a kona spot. I’m starting to feel panicked–like I’m just not doing enough. I feel like Eagleman is already upon us and I’m just never going to get myself to the place that I want to be. It’s a good thing I have a coach to reign me in because otherwise I would be overtraining like crazy, I’m sure. That said, my 6 hour recovery week this week makes me really anxious.

3. In spite of the above freak out, over the last two weeks, I had my first real race-ish of the year, my first ride with full booties, my first decent trained-through race, and my fastest 200m interval ever. I recognize, objectively, that hings are going wellish.

4. And back to freak out, I really need to be running more. My first year of tris I successfully rested on my running laurels…and now I’ve lost all the speed that I used to have and can no longer rest on laurels. So, more running. Lots more running.

5. And, seriously, panicking about getting in a better training place before Eagleman…because I want a Kona spot so much it’s crazy.  More than anything, I’m worried that I’m going to be so far off from earning a spot that I’ll be embarrassed that I even thought I could get one.

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