ironman canada | week 14
What did ironman training teach me this week? That sometimes your body screams at you to slow the eff down and REST.
After a particularly fantastic Friday filled with my sister, my sweet niece and a 51-mile out-and-back bike ride from Woodbury to Afton to almost Marine on St. Croix…
…my body slammed me with a migraine and stomach so upset I couldn’t even keep water down. Saturday was sofa city; I slept for about 26 of 36 hours and missed this week’s long run. The result: this week’s run mileage was super low – and, I can tell.
But, the entire week wasn’t a bust. Though Coach Joe scheduled this week as a a rejuv week, I got a bonus bike ride in on Monday (it was too nice outside to not bike! So much bike love!), my first time trial (blog post this week!) and some solid swimming.
In big toe news… it’s still broken. And, there’s nothing I can do about it. Thankfully it doesn’t hurt while running!
In non-training news…
I forgot to post this last week, but I finally bought a 910XT! It works like a charm for running.
Some nights catching up with girl friends is exactly what’s needed. Thanks for a fun night, Hyedi, KJ and Kristin!
I took Friday off to spend it with my two favorite ladies: my sista and Finley Kathleen. Isn’t she the cutest?!! I am so, so happy we only live 20 minutes from each other!
Weekly stats: 10 hours, 37 minutes.
|Swim||7,650 yards, 2:50:02|
|Bike||91.48 miles, 4:58:35 (all outside!)|
|Run||10.38 miles, 1:26:50|
|Yoga||one class, 60 minutes|
This week: More of the same this week… lots o’ swimbikerunning! And, more blogging… I will post my last two race recaps!
Have a wonderful week, friends! It finally feels like spring in MinneSNOWta!