Last hard week before the New Orleans 70.3! Doubts and uncertainty are starting to set in, but I’m also ready for it to be over with.
4/5: 48 miles on the bike. It was awful. I had no cadence, and I just felt off. I couldn’t wait for the ride to be over with! 6 easy miles in the evening before a big Easter dinner.
4/6: Rest day. Went to a bar with my friend, Amanda, to watch the NCAA National Championship.
4/7: Ate way too much junk food the night before, so I was a little unsure about my planned workout. 2mins/4mins/2mins/4mins by 2. 2 minute intervals sub 6:30, 4 minute intervals sub 6:50. Surprisingly, I felt great! 6.8 miles in 48:38, then 1.5 mile cooldown. Some weights later, then 5.5 as part of coaching in the evening.
4/8: 45 minutes on the bike with 10 x 1 minute faster than race pace. Took whatever rest I needed. Legs were trashed. 2,750m swim in the evening.
4/9: 30 minutes of weights, then 30 minutes on the trainer. Legs were pretty trashed, so I barely made it 9 miles. It was nice to flush out the legs and go easy. Workout at night: 4.5 miles in just over 30 minutes! Felt controlled and comfortable. Ended up with 8.3 miles in 60:00.
4/10: Up early to help with a Newton photo shoot. Who knows, maybe I’ll get famous? Ha! I was able to get in 3.5 miles after we finished. Swim of 2,250 after weights to end the day.
4/11: Subbed for a coach at my running group’s long run. Ran 8.5 miles with a woman aged 67 who ran her first half last year in just over 2 hours! The miles flew by since we chatted about all sorts of things. I wish that if I do reach that age, I can continue to be active and run. After we finished, I added on about 2 more miles to get to 10+ for the day. I had my last long swim before New Orleans, and I hit the pool that night for 3,000m.
Running: 41.75 miles
Biking: 71 miles
Swimming: 4.97 miles
Weights: 2+ hours