I have had some strong days and then a day that I was suffering this week. This day was on Tuesday and the group ride was a bit of a challenge for me. I want to get faster, more comfortable drafting all while building a distance base. As hard as I seemed to be hammering on Tuesday it just did not seem to be enough to hang right with the small pack we had. When we arrived home a friend and I quickly changed into our running shoes and off we went for our run. Mentally I was gassed by mile 3 and the last mile back to the house was hard… very hard. I am glad to have had her along with me. She knows just when to push me!
Ride: 29 mile / 16.4 mph pace
Run: 4.2 miles / 8:52 pace
I am chalking the energy level drop to sleep etc. and moving on. I am pounding a recovery drink daily and making sure I am eating small meals throughout the day. Yesterday was much better. I ran and then did a great swim workout. Trying to re-learn flip turns and moving right along in the swim workouts that I am following. Even my run was better and I did not feel nearly as tired. I continue to feel my pace improving and will do a 8-10 mile long run this weekend.
Two weeks until the Ride with Ronald Charity Ride – 65 miles….
Six weeks until the Iron Girl Tri….
Seven weeks until I begin my focus on some serious trail miles to prepare for my November MMTR 50 mile race.
Scott and I are planning some things together for later this year and the beginning of next year. Will let you know once we have signed up and paid the entry fees. We may not train the best together but we do have fun on the event day.