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Weekly Training Rundown, Feb. 25-March 3

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How'd the past week go for your training? Let's talk about it.

Sandra Mu

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

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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.

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And here are some links I found interesting:

Episode 146: Interview with Ato Boldon at the USA Indoor Championships | House of Run

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.

Paris Half-Marathon 2013 Race Report | DC Rainmaker

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.

Cycling’s road forward | Sports | Washington Post

Can Joe Dombrowski ride out of Lance Armstrong's shadow?