What a Week!

Okay.  I made it through this week.  100+ miles logged between swimming, biking and running.  I'm proud I managed to get it all in, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I'm beat.  Wore down.

Yesterday's bike time trial went okay.  I didn't have any expectations going in, so this way I wouldn't be disappointed.

It was only the 2nd time I was out on my new bike... I've been spinning on it, on a trainer, for the last 8 weeks indoors, but had only ever taken it on the road 1 time before.

I had to do a 15 mile time trail, my average speed was 16.7 -- not light speed, but it's someplace to start.

It was 37 degrees when we went out, and I gave it my all.  Can't ask for much more than that.

Later, I had to do a 2 hour long, slow run.  Between the week's training and the TT earlier that morning, I was spent.  Seriously.  It took everything I had to finish my horrible run.  After an hour in, I was thinking, "there is no way I'm going to make 2 hours."  Nothing was wrong, other than tired.  The mental challenge is really proving to be relentess.  I really have to work at overcoming the negative thoughts.  I did make it through my 2 hours... and this this morning for 2 hours of spin.  Thank goodness there was no run on my schedule.  I think I might have cratered.  :)

So, this week ahead is recovery. No extra miles, decreased intensity.  Recovery is important and I will respect it! 


  1. Negative thoughts are a b*tch.....I am dealing with them at the moment...but it is all about getting the job done and sometimes 100% is not your best effort but it is 100% of what you can do that day......doesnt make it easier...but if you perceive it you can acheive it...(I just need to follow some of my own advice at the moment.....lol)

  2. You go girl! 100+ miles is amazing! You can do it!



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