Riley is gone but the boys are back, Zen seems to have calmed down and believes we are staying around.
Work is buys! That is a good thing- busy = money. nuff said!
Official Kona training kicked off this week. 11 weeks (from last Saturday) to race day. So that means 9 solid weeks to put it all together, gain fitness and then let it all soak in. Usually 11 weeks out I just wait for my schedule from coach and roll with it. But, um, I am the coach. So I started with race week and started working backwards. I made it 2 weeks and realized I needed to lay out this week or I was not going to have a plan to follow.
I am really liking riding to swim 1- logs extra bike miles and 2- saves me $3-4 parking money each time and that = a trip to Starbucks! 3- saves gas too!
So I am riding to swim Mon-Wed-Friday and will add on the ride one day for 3 hour mid week ride. Really trying to focus on my run! My hip flared up after 2 weeks at track and I backed off, went back for 3 weeks and was dealing with the nagging issue. I am taking tack off the schedule (with this volume) and adding in temp run instead, Nailed a really nice one on Tuesday. 9 miles (not all was tempo) and had a nice building set in the middle. Was able to back it up with a solid run on Thursday, not as hard but still a solid run. And my run felt great and my hip does too! Today was longer than planned as I was riding with Jen and well we get talking and it is just so much fun we keep going. The pace was not tough so I figured an extra hour on the bike is no biggie. Forced the Friday afternoon run and the way I negotiated it was to finish my run at Cool Cravings ( my favorite yogurt shop and JD's new place of employment) My reward was a yogurt but it could not be obscenely large as I had to run the 1 mile home. So it was all good!
Long ride tomorrow and then run Sunday and assuming all goes well I will have executed my biggest volume week ever! Granted I have a 5:30 ride and 2 hour run to go, but I am feeling good this afternoon!!!
Next week....another big training challenge! Tue/Wed/Thur: 1 hour swim. 3 hour ride. 1 hour run each day! 15 hours 3 days....will see how it lays out!