this was my workout today - 51.7 miles! let me break it down. 14 mile run/35.8 mile bike/1.9 mile swim. a reverse tri! it helped that i took a vacation day from work, otherwise, i'm not sure that i could have done this time wise. i started off the day early so i could get my long run done for the week. this week's long run called for 14 miles. no prob! my goal was to wake up around 4am and head out by 4:30 BUT waking up early has been a challenge for me this week and i blame the j-man for that. he has been on vacation this week and has disrupted my normal sleep schedule. my usual bedtime is between 9-9:30. if i go to sleep much later than that, i can pretty much say with almost 100% certanty that i'm not waking up with enough time to get a decent workout in before work. no big deal because it just means the training will get done later but i prefer to workout early as it sets my mood for the rest of the day. early morning workouts are the best and i swear by that! meanwhile, back at the ranch, the j-man was waiting for me to get back from the run so we could start our ride. i chugged downed a protein shake as fast as a could and then we headed out. the wind was a biotch thanks to tropical storm bonnie. we finished the ride in one piece and then came home, showered, ate, chilled, did a few errands and then j-man dropped me off at the Y so i could get my swim on. thankfully, i finished the swim right in time before the downpour started and before the lifeguards closed up shop. all in all, a good training day. now i just hope my legs aren't totally trashed for tomorrow's long ride in the hills. we shall see.
i've been a slacker jack on the blog commenting this week but have been keeping up and reading everyone's posts. i see lots of races checked off the schedules and lots of races and fun events coming up for many of you. i will get my commenting ass in gear this weekend and stop being such a lurker. see what happens when the j-man is home all week? my blog life suffers from neglect.
have a great weekend everyone. if you are racing, race smart and finish strong. much love and peace out!