Week 6 proved to be another jump in training totals, though partly by chance. My schedule this week also include the opportunity to volunteer at the Woodlands Marathon. I guided the second place female to a sub-2:44 marathon (Not that she needed a lot of help from me, except maybe some crowd clearing in the final miles.). This helped add about 30 extra bike miles and 3 hours of time to the training totals. It was quite cold that morning and I think my lack of nutritional intake on the bike negatively affected my 11+ mile run later in the morning. Following my bike escort duties, I rode to a friend's house and the two of us ran up and down the last 3-4 miles of the course urging on runners, including finding another friend and helping her run to her first sub-5 hour marathon. A definite feel-good moment!
This proved to be a long, hard week of training, but one where I completed my workout distances and maybe a bit extra, at least considering the week as a whole. Next week is a recovery week--and that is very welcome considering how tired and worn out I feel at this point.
This last week's training:
Swim: 5050 yards in 2:04:41
Bike: 167.40 miles in 10:59:34 These numbers include workouts were done on the trainer or
spin bike and the distance numbers are estimated based upon effort for those. This also includes me acting as one of the lead running bike escorts for the Woodlands Marathon this past weekend.
Run: 19.27 mile in 3:19:01
Other: 45:00 minutes of other training, such as strength training, stretching, etc...
Total Time: 17:08:16
76 days until Ironman Texas.....