The weekend stayed cool and drizzly but pretty comfortable. We got a little wet on our long bike ride but Sunday was just cloudy. The training wasn't anything more than the past few weekends but for some reason totally wiped me out! I was really sore after the ride and felt sluggish on the run. I didn't have any energy to do anything social and got about 10 hours of sleep each night, plus a couple naps. I was definitely eating enough and didn't drink anything until Sunday evening so I don't know what it was. Anyway, enough complaining! I had a lot of fun doing everything and feel strong and confident overall. Here are the details on Saturday's 3 hr ride, Sunday's 8 mile run and short OWS:
47.9 miles/3:08:08/15.2 MPH
Washington County countryside/foothills loop
Awesome! There's a few little climbs but mostly flat and fast. It's a mix of farmland and forested foothills. We had some light rain for about half the ride but the roads weren't slick or anything. I had fun on the easy/fast parts and stayed pretty level-headed during the headwinds/hills/hard parts. I had a strong surge at the end that took Zach by surprise! We definitely had a negative split pace.
8.0 miles/1:09:17/8:40 average pace
We drove out to Blue Lake Park where our tri is next weekend and got our run in out there. I was dragging ass but got the miles in. Zach stuck with me the whole time which was really nice of him. :)
Zach wore my Garmin in his swim cap (in a ziploc bag) so we knew the approximate distance we swam. The Garmin wasn't damaged at all which I was a little disappointed about, I really want a new one. Haha. :P
I was super tired all day Sunday again and super starving. Deana and Dana came over later and we spent the rest of the day enjoying chips and salsa, fresh cherries, Bridgeport brews, and strawberry daiquiris. It was so fun but left me extra tired this Monday morning... not so fun. I'm still working on finding that healthy balance between being eating too little and too much... I didn't know it would be this hard! This week I'm going to eat really good and get lots of sleep so I am ready to race on Sunday! :)
Here are the totals from a pretty exhausting week:
swim: 2:15 (5000 y)
bike: 5:00 (70 miles road)
run: 2:45 (18.25 miles)
(plus one gym weights session)
Here are a few pictures from last week.
Navy ships docked along the waterfront downtown for Fleet Week: