Did not have a chance to post my training yesterday. Here is a quick recap of yesterday and the hot run this morning.
I had intentions of swimming at 5 am and then riding afterwards, but after another terrible night of sleep I did not get out of bed until 5:30. I started my swim at 6:15 am. I had my biggest swim workout to date.
100 Free @ 1:51
100 Pull @ 1:52
100 Kick @ 1:59
2500 yard swim @ 47:39 - I will be honest in that I am not happy with this time. I took my split at 2200 yards and it was 41:45. This is too slow. I really thought I was swimming much faster. I did lose count on my laps three times so perhaps I swam more than a 100 laps. Regardless, I know I can swim faster. For race day I need to be sure to gradually pick up the pace once I get into a calm rhythm.
1200 yard paddle @ 18:17 - This really taxed my arms and shoulders. This was a good workout.
Total Swim Time - 1:14
Total Yards - 4000 yards
Later in the day I headed down to my basement for a trainer ride. I had a 3 x 11 mile interval workout. I decided going out in the 100+ heat would not lead to a good workout so I kept to the indoors. I watched the first part of the latest Transformers(not sure of what was all going on as I have not seen the first two).
I tested eating solid food again. This time I went with my main staple food choice: peanut butter and jelly. This worked well. I think if I choose to eat this during the race I will eat it early on the bike to give it time to digest. I also drank GU ROCTANE which really worked well again for me. I will plan to use both next Sunday along with water. I will save the GU gel and pop for the run.
After the bike I jumped outside for a brick run. I ran two miles in the blazing heat. The first mile I felt great. I was surprised at how great I felt. By the second mile I felt like crap. I was superhot and my stomach started to hurt. I was able to maintain, but I sure hope it is not this hot next weekend.
This morning I was up at 4:00 eating my waffles and coffee getting ready for the 4:30 am run. It was weird to think that this is my last long run before my race. I only had 8 miles to get in as my run taper started this week. Even though we were up early it was stupid humid and hot. I could not believe it. I sweated something nasty.
I have one major workout left for the week and then the official taper begins. Hard to believe that 180+ days have gone by and here I am staring my race in the face.
Stay cool today.