Just a review of last week's training. After Muskoka Long Course, I jump back into the game. No break....
Last week was training focus. Let the numbers roll...
June 18th - 24th
Mon - Swim 55', Bike 115'
Tues - Run 90', Swim 35', Bike 60' (trainer)
Wed - Swim 60', Bike 115'
Thurs - Rest (boy, did I needed that)
Fri - Run 50'
Sat - Bike 360', Run 60' (brick)
Sun - Run 180'
Note: 60' = 60 minutes.
Total Time = 19 hr 40 min
Swim Volume = 6700 m
Bike Volume = 265 km
Run Distance = 55.9 km
I planned to go over 20 hours last week. I bailed on a recovery bike ride on Sun b/c my legs were toasted and figured it was better to take a break. I ended up walking in the park with some friends. Everytime I saw a cyclist, I was in envy. The weather was perfect and I wasn't on my steed. But the body needed rest. Oh well..19 and a bit hours ain't too bad :)
Last Mon and Tues, I reached the next level of fatigueness. The first few minutes getting up from the bed was a struggle. Once I was up, all was good. By Wednesday, it felt like a Friday. I was glad to have Thurs as a rest day.
The 'training' from Long Course Muskoka took more of me than I thought.
On Sat, I did a group training the team Race4Kids. We met at a house and rode out and back. My front deraileur decided to stop working at that day. I was stuck in my mid ring the whole time.
I wasn't able to use my granny gear. On regular route, I can live without it. When we climbed Hockley Valley, ouch. I was grinding and my HR was spiking. By the end my quads were feeling it.
On this ride, I started to eat as much as my stomach can handle. On a 6 hr ride, I congested 2,000 calories and burnt about 5,400 calories. Despite a high HR (from grinding) my stomach wasn't complaining. So I am happy about that. Hydration was right on. I was peeing every 40 min for the first 4 hours (then once an hour afterwards).
You know you are training lots when you run out of gels, clif bars, infinit nutrition, and gatorade... I was afraid I bonked on Sun run. I didn't..so all was good.
How do I feel right now?
I've been watching over a number of Ironman videos on youtube.com. I have no idea how I will do. I have been busy with work for the past few days. Yesterday I went for an hour ride and my legs still feel pretty fatigue. I need to focus on doing the open water swim. I am pretty serious to swim comfy and relax. A contradition huh? :)
This Sat, I am going to do an open water swim with Darren and C3. Then ride for about 4-5 hrs. Then finish it with a 30 min run. It's pretty crazy to think that's a 'taper' training. I love going long.
Last Sun at church's anniversary dinner, I spent a lot of time talking about tri and training. A girl wants to do a marathon with her cousin's g/f. The Pastor's daugther approached me and asked me if I was doing an Ironman. It turned out her gym teacher is doing Ironman USA as well and they have a tri club. She plans on doing a triathlon next year.....crazy. :)
....I got a new jersey for race4kids.ca. I love it....will pose a shot later. I will end off with picture from Muskoka Long Course.