This week was the second peak in the base building plan. That meant some long hours, but I'm really happy with how it went, overall. It's the most training hours I've put in since the peak weeks right before half ironmans, which is also a bit terrifying since this is just the base building phase, but let's take this thing one week at a time.
(and of course now I get a glorious recovery week, wherein I will probably be bored out of my skull and with no idea what to do with all the free time!).
Bike: 219km (7:37)
Tuesday: 9k lunch run; TR Dade -1
|Do you know how to work this thing? Because I pretty much don't.|
|OK that came out pretty badass. Completely by accident, but we'll take it.|
The VO2s in the evening were a complete circus. The Computrainer kept dropping connection, and then my tire blew out on the second last one! So that was a dramatic end to things. Really, I take a small amount of pride in having destroyed a trainer tire. It took a couple of years to do, but I did it!
Wednesday: 12k lunch run; weights
|wait, those powerlines aren't giving me cancer, are they? sure hope not with all the time I spend running under them...|
With my parents in town to spend time with the kids, I got in a morning swim. It was fine. Didn't drown.
The evening ride felt great with a new trainer tire on the bike - clearly the old one had been on its last legs for a while, because the difference in how smooth this felt was huge, and no more connection dropouts. Although given that it was a 1:45 tempo ride, I was kind of hoping for a few drops just to get a break...
Friday: 3000m swim; 8k lunch run; TR Spruce Knob
Big day, since I was only working half of it so had some time to play with. Early swim, easy run, 90 minutes on the bike, BOOM. done. All about building up some fatigue to make Saturday extra fun...
|There's only so many ways to take this picture. I need new angles or something.|
3:30 on the trainer. That's just dumb. I went into this plan fully intending to sub out the 3:30 and longer rides with 3 hour ones instead.
And yet somehow I find myself thinking, the next long one is 3:45, that's not really that much longer...
|Plus, more opportunities to watch my favourite trainer movies. Nothing wrong with admiring Captain America for a few hours. I swear they built Civil War entirely around an excuse to have this scene...|
Sunday: 21k run; 2000m swim
|Up with the sun. Kinda my thing.|
|Not bad at all.|
|Still working on those GoPro selfies.|