RUN: 154 miles
BIKE: 400 miles - low, but a record for me
SWIM: 14.25 miles - low for triathlon, but I am so slow that swimming is time consuming for me:)
Managed to do coreX2/week and arms/planks 2X/week.
I am still having fun with triathlon training, but "he" gets on my nerves sometimes.
Like today, when for no apparent reason, I could barely swim 50 yards, and my easy 5 mile run was sooo unpleasant. Grr. I am getting used to having tough workouts. I've been putting in a lot of miles of swim/bike/run, and my body is still getting used to it all.
No 5K for me this Sunday. I feel like my coccyx is going to separate in 2 when I pick up the pace. Not a pleasant feeling, so no 5K. It is getting better, though:)
I decided to use one of Hudson's marathon plans for my fall marathons. I am tired of the FIRST plan, and I want to do more mileage after my half iron. It will be an experiment and I am excited.
This months I will be starting to do some open water swimming at Walden. Chris and Petru will be in the kayak ready to save me if I start panicking. I need to practice getting on my back if I get tired, as I know the first 400m or so are going to be tough.
I am learning more and more about how important warming up is. I need about 5 miles or running, 10 of biking and .5 of swimming before I am ready to pick up the pace/get on pace.
I have been reading a ton on triathlon training. It seems that there is some consensus about biking and running, but not about swimming (focusing on form and drills vs putting in the miles and form will improve vs doing intervals to get faster vs doing long swims at race pace and increasing the distance up to the race event distance or even longer).
Probably the best advice on racing your first half ironman came from Gordo and you can read it here: http://www.coachgordo.com/gtips/race_strategy/pacing_your_first_half_ironman.html
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