The sad thing is, that’s not the amount of water bottles we own, just the amount that we went through in the latter half of last week; our dishwasher and laundry are out of control!! I guess triathlons do that to you. Continuing on with my weekly training update, you’ll notice there aren’t too many changes from last week; here is the planned schedule:
The actual schedule is below; I made some adjustments to the plan to fit in David’s birthday weekend, but nothing drastic. Overall, I made the executive decision that a rest day each week would be more beneficial than a 90-min bike ride, and that a long run would be more worthwhile than three bricks per week. That’ll bring us to 2 swims, 2 runs, and 2 bricks – plus 2 Body Pumps for me and the occasional open water swim. Sounds tiring, and it is, but about right for a couple that is already fairly proficient in biking.
The only other thing is that we aren’t doing a full 75-min swim as prescribed; my team practices are 60 minutes and David only has a 60 minute lunch. But I’m feeling relatively good about the swim and got a good confidence boost when I did a 2,000m pool swim without stopping last Monday. Honestly, we’re ready in all the distances, so from here on out, we’re just working on improving speed and race/nutrition strategies. And by nutrition strategy, I mean trying not to eat the heck out of anything and everything I see.
Ok y’all, I’m off to a relaxing night of The Bachelorette Finale with my friend Amanda – I call that some good recovery time!