This is part 1 of a multi part series about the event. This post will cover the lead-up week.
Strange I know for all the 70.3, and Ironman vets out there, a lead-up post about a sprint distance race, but it was a critical event for me to gauge where my fitness was early in the season.
This was a planned B+ race. Not the primary focus of my training, and no taper, but certainly a race I wanted to do well in.
Starting with the weekend before the race, a long weekend at that, I did an Epic Training weekend , logged some serious Clicks on the bike as well as a 10k, followed by another serious event, the Summer Solstice 50K ITT On Tuesday. Wednesday was going to be a swim and long run day, but it quickly turned into a recovery day with a recovery effort swim, and a short recovery effort run. My arms and legs just didn’t have anything more intense than that in them.
On Thursday evening, by the time I completed my Family duties, (Supper and Soccer) I managed to squeeze in a 1 hour brick. The run was short, (20 minutes) but felt awesome. I had to real myself in several times so I didn’t overdo it.
Friday I took off, Then Saturday, another short brick. This time it didn’t feel quite so good. My legs were heavy, and it took effort to make strides. But after a rest day, that’s how it’s supposed to feel, so I didn’t panic.
For the rest of the day, I did some gardening chores, took the kids to the park, then took the evening and cleaned my bike,(After helping with Birthday Party Preparations) Would my routing reep benefits? Stay tuned for Part 2.