No Rest for the Wicked
The picture today is a shot from probably the most epic stage in cyling history. It’s a gentle reminder to myself that success comes from working hard – even if it doesn’t seem like fun – especially because when you look back – it might have been fun. However, it needs to be tempered with working easy.
Racine was a great race this past weekend, and I dug pretty deep for my race, but I’m entering the last weeks of viable training time for IMWI. In that light, I took Monday as a complete rest day, and slept in Tuesday morning.
The goal for this week is to get some solid training in, but show up Sunday at Tri-ing for Childrens ready to go sub-2 for an Olympic.
- AM: Off
- PM: 2:15 run (2:12:52 -17.749 miles actual)
- AM: Swim (6×300 SCY @ 4:00 – 3:35-3:40 swim time)
- PM: 2 hour bike + 30 run – 3×20 @ HIM
- AM: Swim
- PM: 90 minute bike + 30 minute run – Steady IM Pace
- AM: 2:30 easy ride to Lake Geneva
- PM: 60 minute easy-steady run
- AM: Swim
- Triing for Childrens
- 3.5 hour easy post ride
The remaining 3 weeks before Pleasant Prairie will be focused on hitting my basic weeks: 1 Tempo Ride, 1 tempo run, 1 long run, 1 long ride each week.
I feel like my FTP which is likely around 320 is plenty high – I don’t need to worry about getting it higher – I just need to hit the workouts and become more confident in that and more comfortable riding at that intensity (and it’s children zones).
In the past, I have usually struggled a little with this last month of so of training before IM, I tend to become a little lax and miss more than I’d like. I would like to improve on that this year and maintain the wave of the last month.