I'm a bit behind in the training updates, so, in a nutshell, here goes:
Friday: 2200 yards (10 x 50, alternating hard and easy; 10 x 100 alt. hard and easy; 10 x 50 alt. hard and easy; 200 CD)
Saturday: 90 minute run with Cath and Drew along the lakefront (felt good, but not great)
Sunday: 4 and 1/2 hours (75-ish miles) in/around hilly Palos (the weather kinda blew - cloudy, and a bit drizzly - so my spirits weren't real high, but it was nice to get some serious miles/hours in on the bike. The ride felt good, but, again, not as good as last week. Started to bonk a bit at the end (fail!). The 30-minute brick felt good, though, and the mexican fiesta-style lunch we had afterwards was heavenly! I woke up feeling surprisingly fresh today (must have been the four tacos).
I can tell that we're getting to that point in the IM training cycle where the fun starts to ebb, and it becomes more of a chore to get out there and put in the training time (seriously, who wants to be on a bike for 4+ hours?!). Conversely, the urge to sleep in and take a leisurely stroll to breakfast is way strong. Luckily, I have great training partners, so it's pretty easy to stay focused. It's all about just getting to the start line.
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