Week 10. Halfway to 20. Holy crap! Here's what my training looked like this week:
45 minute open water swim (in a wetsuit)
1:03 hour bike ride (14.86 miles)
Avg mph: 14.1
2 mile brick (22:29 minutes)
1:51 hour bike ride (24.70 miles)
Avg mph: 13.3
1:40 hour trainer ride
Avg mph: 15.8
Avg HR: 123 bpm
Max HR: 142 bpm
2.96 mile run (29:45 minutes)
5.15 mile run (1:00 hour)
The weather in Tennessee this week was nuts. We had unusually cool, fall-like mornings & evenings. Like most runners, I'm faster in cooler temps & this week reflects that. My weight also dropped down another notch this week. I'm hovering in between 168-169. The last time I was under 170 was 2005. So... that's insane.
I've been having trouble shifting on my bike, so I dropped it off at
for a tune-up. The housing for my cables was split & starting to rust, so they replaced all that. The 'ole girl shifts like a dream now. I was also missing an important bolt somewhere integral to me not dying while in motion, so they replaced that, too. And I got a light for my Monday Night Ladies Rides!
I talked to my masters swim coach this week about open water swims. I'm getting faster in the pool, but it's not translating to open water. My endurance is good, but I need to swim faster, so she's going to start giving me 200m drills in the pool to get me faster in open water.
Olympic next Sunday, so this will be a taper week. I don't know how to taper for an Olympic while still training for a 70.3, but I guess I'll figure it out? This should be fun.