eeek! 16 weeks to go until I toe the start line of my first 70.3! Time to start proper training this week, according to The Plan, although it's my modified adaption of it. This makes me a little anxious as actually I've only got 12 slots for long bike rides available to me left, and what happens if the weather misbehaves?! Today's bike ride was pretty good, I pushed myself hard to keep up with the pace for the first half and did a pretty good job. Unfortunately, the last ten miles were a bit of a struggle and I wasn't able to keep up. But I enjoyed the first bit of being out and the sun that we had here this morning.
What did I get up to this week?
A good week for swimming (15.75k), an ok week for running (13k) and a bike ride. No pilates. But 3 wetsuit swims:
Monday: 3.5k swim am, 1k openwater swim pm.
Tuesday: 8k run am
Wednesday: 2.5k swim am
Thursday: 5k swim am, 5k run am
Friday: OFF (but not v restful as hectic day at work)
Saturday: 750m openwater swim am, 3k wetsuit pool swim pm.
Sunday: 70k bike
(Total = 10.5 hours training)
What is the plan for this week?
Monday: 2.5k swim am, 6k run pm
Tuesday: 2.5k swim am, hopefully a bit of bike pm
Wednesday: 8 or 9k run am, pilates pm
Thursday: 4.5k swim am, 40 mins turbo (with 4 x 30 second sprints, scattered)
Saturday: help with beginners openwater swim am, second swim am or run.
Sunday: Bike ride (at least 20 miles)