Good Morning Fit Fam 🙂
It is the Tuesday after the May Long Weekend, I had the luxury of some quality time alone this weekend, and not just on the bike!
I used this time to reflect on my life, my family, my training, my social life….
Multisport training is unlike single sport training. It requires a lot of time and dedication, juggling the 3 different disciplines, often resulting in long days with 2 or more workouts each day. As the race distances grow so does the level of commitment. I’d like to say that I can easily fit it all in. But thats simply not the case.
Choices have to be made…
But here’s the thing …
These are the choices I WANT to make.
No one is twisting my arm.
I don’t feel shafted by limiting myself to 2 drinks on a Friday night.
I am not crying the blues that I go to bed at 9 pm on a Tuesday.
You won’t hear me complaining that I “HAVE to BE up at 4:30 for my swim”
No complaining that I have yet another week of speed work from coach Mike!
I LOVE THIS SPORT!
TRIATHLON MAKE ME HAPPY!!!
WHEN I AM TRAINING I FEEL ALIVE!
THIS IS THE THING THAT MAKES MY HEART SING!!!
and that my friends is
WHY I TRI
Week 4 Workouts:
This past week was no joke, Mike has me working on a speed block before settling into the long aerobic training.
Going into last week I have to admit I was TERRIFIED. I wanted to throw up!
Once I got going I was SHOCKED to see how well I actually tolerated the workouts. I hit paces that I didn’t dream were even possible, 1000m at a 7:40 min/mile! CRAZY!!!
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – Swim 100s, speed run 800s, 400s, 100s
Wednesday – Bike Single leg drills and sprints, 4 x 1000m repeats, kettle bell workouts
Thursday – Swim 8x 25m sprints, high cadence threshold on the bike, weights
Friday – Run 10 x 400s
Saturday – Long run hitting all the zones, 9 miles, Yoga for Runners
Sunday – Indoor trainer ride (this was the hardest of the week)
Swim – 3250m
Bike – 51.5 miles (3 hours 20 mins)
Run – 27.8 miles (5 hours 8 mins)
2 pairs shorts, 2 pairs running socks – $141.21 from Under Armour.