|Total Time||2 hrs||6.5 hrs||3 hrs||2 hr||13.5 hrs|
|Total Distance||4,000 m||105 miles||24 miles|
Week #7 is done and this is the first week where I am sitting here feeling beat up. The weekend was tough for me not just because of the increased distance, but it’s allergy season and I am getting killed. But more on that in a bit…
This was another logistically-challenged week. I traveled up to Boston on Thursday which really put a wrench into my standard routine, but I was able to make it work (more or less). Monday was my normal workout with Olivier where he took my frustration with the bike ride last weekend to heart and blasted my legs. Tuesday was a long swim followed by a tough Spinerval workout that night. Wednesday was 45-minute run with a bunch of 30 second sprints thrown in… then I did a bunch of squats and lunges that I was feeling until Friday. Wednesday night was another Spinerval workout followed by some time on the Total Gym. Thursday was a day off from workouts, but I was up at 3:30 and didn’t get home until 11 or so, so it was a very long day. Then trying to get up for a 6am spin class (and 30-minute run) the next morning made me very tired.
So Saturday comes along we were supposed to go 3:30 on the bike. But I started from my house and it take about 15 minutes to get to Ryan’s, so I ended up doing 4 hours (duration… take out our random stops and it ended up being a little over 3:30). Anyway, the ride was fine. I felt a little stronger this week, but I still got my ass kicked. Maybe not quite so bad this time, but it was pretty bad. The only good part (I think) was that Matt joined up with us about 30 minutes into the ride and there were a few points that I was able to beat him pretty easily. That said, he was able to hang with Ryan for much of the ride where I couldn’t. Anyway – Matt did Ironman Arizona recently, so I was pretty happy to do better than him on some of the hills. By the end of the ride, I was spent. And after the ride was over, I could really feel my allergies kicking in… maybe that was my problem. Probably not. I am just not that strong on the bike. Maybe my blog should really be called SuckyCyclistEvenThoughIHaveAnExpensiveBike.com.
Sunday called for a 1:40 run. Ryan, Olivier and I ended up going about 1:50 and went just under 14-miles through the horse trails in Umstead. I had an awful sleep the night before because allergies were just killing me. So congested and my throat scratchy… and the Zyrtec and Benadryl didn’t do squat. But the run ended up being better than I expected given how terrible I felt going into it… and I was again spent by the end and just ready for bed.
And so here I am. Tired and generally feeling awful. But not because of the training… that’s the good news.