Another long training week is over. And I’m trying hard to just sit back and enjoy it without stressing over the fact that I cut yesterday's workout short.
Swim - 11,040.42 yards (4 workouts)
Bike - 124.50 miles (3 workouts)
Run - 50.24 miles (6 workouts)
I was supposed to ride the Dam Loop with Shawn early on Saturday morning. We were planning to run both before and after the ride, so it was at least a 6.5 hour workout and we needed to get started early. Woke up at 5:30 am to showers and thunderstorms. Crappity, crap, crap. I called Shawn and we looked at the weather forecast. At that point, it didn't look good, and Shawn thought the conditions were unsafe to ride. Deflated, I went back to bed. Woke up again at 8:45 am. By 9:30 am, it had cleared up, but it was too late to try to get that workout done. I ended up doing Sunday's workout, which was an 18 mile run and an open water swim. The extra sleep actually did wonders because I felt more rested than I had in awhile.
Shawn was headed out of town Sunday morning, so I decided to head out on the bike on my own. Ended up with 50 miles, followed by a 4 mile run.
Of all things, I just feel I shouldn’t be cutting my biking short. I could use all the bike preparation I can get. But then, I did get another 50 mile ride + 5 mile run done on Tuesday, and a 30 mile hard ride done on Wednesday. So it’s not all bad, right? Right? RIGHT? It’s okay that I cut my ride a bit. RIGHT?
I think too much. I’ve put in a lot of work. I can’t second guess my training. Anyway, another busy week ahead. Morning and evening workouts every day this week (even Friday, which I usually have the evenings off. And it's my birthday. Waa.) Saturday morning I am doing the Real Ale ride in Blanco, which means I'll be up at 4:30 am to get my bike loaded up for the 1.5 hour drive out there.
This week's workouts:
Monday: (AM) 7 mile recovery run; (PM) 2.5 hour ride
Tuesday: (AM) 8 mile fartlek run; (PM) Splash & Dash Race
Wednesday: (AM) Pool Swim; (PM) 2 hour ride
Thursday: (AM) Pool Swim; (PM) 55 mile ride*
Friday: (AM) 10 mile run; (PM) Open Water Swim
Saturday: Real Ale Ride - 80 miles; followed by 8 mi run off the bike
*going to have to take vacation time and leave early to get this done. otherwise I'll be biking well into the twilight hours.