So since my race on Sunday… What do I do now? I have no training plan and i can’t and don’t want to stop training, or maintaining my fitness level. I feel lost. I’ve still been following my training schedule for my Olympic loosely but I can’t do that forever..
I have Scody NSW club champs in three weeks then UTA Pace 22 on May 13 but it’s not exciting me that much. I want to swim, bike AND run- not just run.
Another thing- even before I finished my Olympic on Sunday I had already started to think of things I would do differently next time- what the hell is wrong with me! 😂
How is an average age grouper supposed to fit training in for a 70.3? Seriously! We try to meal prep and it was still a juggle to fit life in with me training for my Oly and Grant for UTA100!
Anyhow, I’m off to ponder all these things and figure out what training I should and want to do 🙊
Any advice would be fantastical ☺️
So I just want to have a little sook- most of last week and this week I am tired. Like so tired. Like I turn my alarm off and go back to sleep tired. This week I haven’t even wanted to train! I have mouth ulcers and I feel like shit.
I don’t know if it’s my training volume catching up with me (it’s a lot more than I usually do), my stupid UC or my new meds or a combination of all three 😦
I’ve missed a swim session and a Z2 hour brick this week but not as bad as I thought. Next week is half normal training and half taper which will drive me crazy.
I don’t know what I’ll do with myself after my race- I think I’ll try and keep up a lot of my training; maybe work on my base and Z2 training? Aaaaaand training for UTA22. It’s seriously so hard to fit in trail running AND triathlon!
Brick tomorrow after work and racing MTC on Sunday!
Never Stop. Ever
Two crazy exciting things happened thismorning- one was reading my emails around 4am thismorning because I couldn’t sleep and going thru my junk email (LUCKY)..
I am so super excited to be an ambassador for this kickass brand! I cannot wait to buy all the goodies from the online store! (They even have a shirt with a turtle!🙊🐢) Even more exciting is meeting up with my TriMafia family and spreading the iamvelocity love!!
And the second was waiting on my replacement Garmin 920xt to be delivered- I was pretty excited to find that I had a brand newbie not a refurb!! Woohoooo!!
On another note… Training… Has been going fantastic. May have missed swimming yesterday morning but that’s ok! Cross country yesterday was hard yacka as Grant and I done stairs on Tuesday and my Calves weren’t and still aren’t on speaking terms with me! Yesterday we ran more of the cross country course than we did the week before (if you saw the hills you would understand this!!!) and I honestly thought our time would be so much faster- we ended up just 38 seconds faster. I’m thinking now perhaps I was just feeling stronger in the run and that’s a good thing- although I did still whinge! 10k on the road is so much easier!!
24 Days til race day! Holy Cow!!
The weekends are when my long bricks are scheduled and today was one of the biggest so far- 2:15 bike and 45 run.
Considering how much I hated last Sunday’s ride, today’s went pretty quick and I even got a PR on Lovedale exit climb!
I quickly changed at home for my run (my Tri kit doesn’t have pockets for me to carry the junk that I do for long rides so I wear a bike kit) and headed out away from home- I have learnt that if I loop around home I make up crappy excuses as to why I need to cut my run short,so if I run away from home I still need to return somehow! I hoped my brick run would be 7 minute pace at the most and I averaged 6:38 although that didnt take into account starting Strava and taking a fair while to stuff it in and out of my fuel belt so it may have been slightly faster.
Today’s run had me thinking about a few posts I’ve saw on Instagram lately about being comfortable with being uncomfortable- and that’s something I struggle with. As soon as I struggle I pull myself back so I have really been trying to test my own boundaries in training and get over being uncomfortable.
Considering the last three months or so I’ve only just started doing longer rides and bricks I feel that I’m making slow and steady progress so am happy with that- keep moving forward is all that matters.
Looking forward to MTC long course race on the 14th to see if my hard work is paying off!
I haven’t trained since Wednesday. I’ve missed a run, a swim and a brick and all I have are excuses. Thursday was a massive day work wise, yesterday I was so so tired and I worked til 2ish today… I feel like a big big fat slug.
I’m starting my day off tomorrow with a three hourish brick. It shall be interesting considering my Garmin has been sent to Garmin heaven to be replaced so I’ll be training purely with Strava in my back pocket!!
Tomorrow is also Singleton Tri’s Feb meet. Pretty bummed to miss out on racing but i need to do my training! Here’s hoping everyone has a fabulous race tomorrow and eat some of Lisa’s famous delicious granola for me! 🙊
On a good note, I reviewed my Saucony Peregrine 6 tonight- which can be found here. If you are from the Newcastle or Maitland area and in the market for some trail shoes or any type of sporting shoes, accessories or nutrition for that matter I would hands down recommend Pure Performance Sports. I have had nothing but positive experiences at all three locations.
Back to the Peregrine 6- Totally loving these shoes. I’m a bit funny when it comes to shoes- I don’t like feeling like I have something on my feet and these have been great so far. (I have in the past run with only my socks as my shoes were annoying me so much they were about to be thrown in the Hunter River!!) I’ve teamed my peregrine 6 with the longer length Balega socks and no blisters or hot spots at all! They also have an eyelet so when I get some gators they can clip straight on! Winning!
Me super excited to be fitted for my new trail shoes!
I best get some rest for my early session tomorrow!
Night night 🐢 xox
This week I feel like all I’ve done is work, train, eat and sleep and it’s exhausting!
I have hit all my training targets so far this week… Until today. Thursday’s I work anywhere from 10+ hours. I could have fit my trainer workout in my lunch break but I may have had a nap instead! My Garmin got sent back to be replaced yesterday so I would really have no idea what I was doing apart from time anyhow. I needed the sleep and my trainer wasn’t a critical session so I think it will be ok!
Having no Garmin feels like I’ve lost a limb- I have no idea what the time is and no idea how I’ll count my laps at the pool tomorrow as I zone out and lose count alllll the time!
Yesterday was cross country- Kath and I done long course which was longer than expected (9.8km according to Strava) with a mountain thrown in the middle. I tried to take a video of said mountain but I clearly can’t work my GoPro yet!
This weekend I have two 3 hour bricks- no idea how that will end up but I’ll give it a go!
Heres hoping my Garmin comes home soon! 😀
Race Day in 31 days!! Eeeeep!
I started the day by being dropped off at the pool with my bike. I done my swim set although it felt like I was fighting the water the entire session and more like controlled drowning.
The ride home was nice and I am finding my average speed is slowly increasing! Yessss!
Today I am tired. I’m usually OK with an early morning workout so I’ll just blame my UC for now.
Tomorrows planned workout is a 2.5 hour brick although I’m working 8am-5pm so I’m going to shorten to an hour. I could do it after work but I have another brick scheduled Sunday morning and that just wouldn’t work.. So up early again tomorrow! Can’t wait!! (Notice the sarcasm?!)
No pics of me training today so here’s one of me waiting on my next client.