Monday, June 8, 2009

Another weekend is in the books

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.


  1. I can't believe you didn't rat me out for getting lost! How can the fun be ebbing when your wife is there to create drama every weekend?



  2. This was the fun part?? :0