Last week looked like this for me:
Swam: 2.1 miles
Biked: 155.76 miles (including two 2-hour rides and a 3-hour ride)
Ran: 20.03 miles
Total mileage: 177.89 miles
Total time: almost 13 1/2 hours
That's a pretty big jump in mileage and time for me. Throw in the every day grind of a very busy full time work schedule, handling a sassy 3 year old, household tasks and trying to take care of myself too and no wonder I am toast by 9pm!
via Google - this looks just like my mom's cat Marble!
So the next 13 weeks are going to bring some trepedation for me I think (that's a big SAT word right there...trepedation. Say it with me. Trepedation. It's fun to say, right?)
Coach Roman has warned me that September is going to really challenge me and test how far I've come in my training. Although I have followed his training schedule almost to the T, it's hard not to have self doubt. I know I have 100 mile bike rides, 15-20 mile runs and who knows what else in the coming weeks. I'm trying to psyche myself up for those now so they don't seem as daunting to me when the time actually arrives to do them.
via Google. You're always right, Google...
In the meantime, getting through the 4 double-workout days each week, and long runs or rides on the other days will keep me occupied just fine, thankyouverymuch.
In other fun news, I officially booked flights to Arizona for Ironman. I'm taking Julia with me and we arrive Wednesday November 14th and fly back Monday night, the 19th. Rob will join us later in the week. That extra 24 hours after the race should help to get my legs back functioning enough to make it to the plane and sit down! I hear they have a big party that day too for finishers so my fingers are crossed that I can partake in that as an official Ironman finisher!
Oh and did I mention I'm racing this weekend? I won an entry to the Danskin Triathlon last year as one of my age group prizes (much better than a medal in my opinion!) so I chose to use it here. From what I understand there are like 5,000 women racing this. Holy estrogen, Batman. It could be a bit chaotic so I'll be curious to see how they handle the swim waves. I will find out tomorrow at packet pick-up I guess.
And one other item - Rob is heading to Denver tonight to do the Warrior Dash there this weekend with his best friend Bob! Good luck to both of them as they hit Copper Mountain for 3+ miles of craziness and maybe some beer along the way. Here he is from last year:
Have a great day!
- Are you racing this weekend? If so, what race and good luck!
- Do you like adventure-type races?
- How do you handle getting over the anticipation of difficult things?