Kelly the Culinarian: Training Tuesday

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Training Tuesday

I finally had a really good training week, in spite of a lot of travel. When I was in Florida last week for work, I managed to run 10 miles on the treadmill, swim for 40 minutes in the pool, swim a mile in the ocean and participate in our 5K fun run while logging a ton of hours before heading home.

This weekend was an epic training occasion. Because we're getting close to the whole tapering thing, we drove up for a weekend on the course. We started with a 4-mile jog once we checked into our hotel, and on Saturday, bike two loops on the new bike course. I was gunning for a century but ran out of time and decided 92 was close enough. I felt like I could have kept going, so I'm feeling confident on the bike.

My bike mechanic hard at work on new tires
Sunday was an even better training day. I'll write about it soon, but I participated in a relay swim across Lake Geneva. In all, I think I swam about three miles. My wetsuit still feels ridiculously tight and constrictive, but I'll adjust. Speed, endurance and ability wise, I feel awesome. I was swimming alone, which is much different than traversing the Ironman swim course, but it was a great start.

Left to do is another big run - probably 16 miles - and one last weekend of getting every last ounce of training I can before tapering. It will feel weird not driving north to hammer out miles anymore for a few weeks, but I'm sure my body will thank me in the end.

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