Hey, how is everyone doing?
Sorry for the absence, my life has been a circus lately and I was needed as the Clown.
Let me get things caught up to date --->>>
Last week was a pretty good training week. After completing the 50 mile bike ride last week I felt real good. On Monday I got in around 2600 yards in the pool. Felt good and feel that my stroke pattern is getting better with each swim. I got in a 5 mile run on Monday afternoon with 8x30sec fartleks. Tuesday was a terrible snow day as you read in my last blog so training was limited to 40 minutes on the trainer and 4 hours of shoveling. What Fun Eh!
Wednesday believe it or not was pretty nice outside. I got in a good swim in the morning - mainly working on technique and sprints - I was back in the water with the Tri Club in the evening for more yardage. I got in another 5 mile steady run that felt good. Thursday I was back on the road and did hillwork for 10 miles. The total ride was about 1:15:00. There was a fair amount of wind so the ride was that much more challenging. Friday was in the pool again - I got in about 2000 yards again - following my training schedule. The swim felt particularly good on Friday - After work I ran 6 miles and that really felt good.
Sunday I got in a long ride again. I left town with the Tri Club but they were only doing 40 miles. I finished with 56 miles - the amount for the Half-Iron. There was again a fair amount of wind and it was pretty hot outside. The ride felt good and I did a 10 minute run-off afterwards.
Monday 4/30, I took the morning off from swimming. I was pretty dehydrated, weak, tired. I hydrated real good during the day and completed a 5 mile run in the evening. The run felt pretty good, I was a little sore but tolerable. I kept thinking about how I would feel during the half-iron and pushed myself harder.
Today - feeling great. Got in another hard bike uphill. Total time was 1:10:00, pushed up the 8 mile hill harder today. Felt my legs burning, cramping. Pushed harder, pedal evenly - up out of the saddle - pushing harder. Felt great. Here is where it gets weird - I felt a different vibration coming from my rear wheel. Pulling over and looking at the wheel there was plenty of air but the tire was no longer tracking even - it was like someone had stuffed it with a sock - lumpy. I took it off and looked on the inside and found that the Kevlar braid was coming loose. Looks like I wore out a set of tires. Time to go tire shopping again. :-)
Tomorrow I will be back in the pool. I will need to swim hard and long in the morning. I need to make up for the day off. For now, until tomorrow - CIAO