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!