How'd the past week go for your training? Let's talk about it.
This past week I found myself struggling through a recovery. Not physically struggling, but mentally. And maybe even somewhat emotionally? The decreased training time led to a sense of restlessness, and a general lethargic feeling. Is that normal? Or was it just a case of the end-of-winter-why-isn't-it-Spring-yet blues?
- Monday: 1400-yard swim
- Tuesday: 45-minute recovery bike ride on the trainer
- Wednesday: 30-minute easy run
- Thursday: 1400-yard swim
- Friday: Day off
- Saturday: One-hour bike ride
- Sunday: 40-minute run
Weekly Totals: 2800 yards swimming, 1:45 cycling, 7.8 miles running
Year-to-Date: 24,634 yards swimming, 15:35 hours biking, 92.58 miles running
Looking Ahead: After a recovery week, it's back to a normal training week on my half Ironman plan, with over seven hours scheduled, including a 135-minute bike ride, my longest effort in some time.
And here are some links I found interesting:
Ato Boldon sits down with Kevin and discusses the highlights of the indoor season, Usain Bolt’s early season races, the challenges of broadcasting track and field, the Oscar Pistorius case and much more.
Gomez, Jackson win Escape - Slowtwitch.com
Javier Gomez continued his winning streak in classic races outside of his usual ITU Olympic distance territory; Heather Jackson ran down top USA Olympian Sarah Groff at the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon
Superb efforts in Abu Dhabi - Slowtwitch.com
Frederik Van Lierde grabbed his second Abu Dhabi International Triathlon title with a superb effort on the bike and the run. Melissa Hauschildt took the women's title, but had to chase down Caroline Steffen to do so.
Triathlife: Are You A Tri-Dork?
An unscientific calculation of the triathlon cool quotient from professional triathlete Jesse Thomas.
Can Joe Dombrowski ride out of Lance Armstrong's shadow?