Sunday, August 16, 2009

I LOVE THE WEEKEND

What I even love the most is living a lifestyle where your work week is your rest. The weekends are packed with training. I had a 72 1/2 mile weekend. I burned 5436 calories not including my Friday night swim. Fun stat. Here is how it went:

Friday: 800 meter swim. I didnt have anyone in the pool with me so I swam laps without touching the wall. Just like an open water swim except I swam in a tight circle. It was fun and I had some old folks who were sitting around watching and wondering.
Saturday: Long Bike. 46 miles in 1:50:01, ave speed of 16.2 mph. Reaching my maximum speed on a bike at 37.6 mph. It was rough. For the first 10 miles it was up hill and the wind was in my face. For about an hour all I heard was the wind. I went out of Las Vegas to the small town of Jean to their airport and back. Basically uphill there and downhill back. With the wind whistling it made it for a fun ride home. My legs were hard to warm up then once they realized I wasnt going to quit they shipped in and got to work. 1:51 there and 1 hour back. My legs need to get stronger to be faster going up. It was a lonely windy ride to nowhere but I got some work done
Sunday (today)-When my alarm went off I was confused. Why would I set my alarm so early? Oh yeah bike/run brick today. Boy did I want to continue sleeping. I didnt though. I did our nice 10 mile loop that we are running on our long runs twice. I didnt want any speed per Se, I just wanted to have biking legs in order to run through it. 20 mile bike in 1:21 with some ok climbs and a slow live T1 (7:33, I had to secure my bike and lock down the jeep). Then I ran 5.35 miles of the Silverman I will run in November. YES it is hilly and I ran those hills. Whew I am pooped. I was able to average 10:33 on those 5 miles including some walking on the 14% grade hill. My body felt good. I was fatigued without any pain, no limitations except cardiovascular/muscle, which is what I expect.

Next for the week: 1000 meter recovery swim tomorrow, 3 mile recovery run on Tuesday, hill repeats on Wednessday, long swim of 2000 meters on Thursday. QUOTE:

“There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work”

Charles H. Spurgeon quotes (English preacher of 19th century 1834-1892)

Dont worry...I DO WORK

8 comments:

Chuck said...

Great job this weekend! All of the hard work and dedication is going to pay huge dividends in Silverman.

Nicole said...

I'm exhausted just *reading* about your weekend. Thank goodness for work! Great job!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Wow, your training makes you a rockstar.

Morgan said...

You are a machine.

Karl Stutelberg said...

"Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win."--Tom Fleming's Boston Marathon training sign on his wall (2 time NYC marathon champion).

Keep up all the hard work pal. Consistentcy of training is what will pay off huge dividends come race day.

B.o.B. said...

Way to get up even when your bed was so nice. I know those days and it is what makes us stronger when we get up and get going.

Your training is so freakin' intense. I am looking forward to eventually getting to your tri-level of training. No idea when that will be though.

Marni said...

What a weekend!
Thanks for checking out my blog. I want to convince Karel (my husband) to do the relay silverman relay with me. Looks like a challenge!
-marn

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

i am right with you. After riding a TON in the past 8 days i find that I use work as a recovery...lol... I DO WORK TOO