The past week has had its challenges. I was very much struggling with my workouts, having trouble focusing mentally and physically struggling to adapt to the hotter weather. With a few days of rough workouts, I was even starting to doubt myself that I could even do Ironman Wisconsin. The mental, motivational side of triathlon training is a tricky thing and seems to be in constant limbo of highs and lows.
Fortunately, the weather has cooled nicely to the 70’s this week and I decided to change my game-plan for Trinona and switch from the long course to the short course. As soon as I made the decision I felt so relieved and I’m actually excited for the race. With my thoughts focused on my wedding (in 9 days!) and trying to sell my house, I just couldn’t handle having to worry about Trinona. I’ve done the sprint course the past three years, and I’m looking forward to seeing how I’ve improved in time. I think it will be a great confidence booster.
Did you know that yesterday was National Running Day? To celebrate, I met my girlfriends at the track at 5:30am. While I did my own separate track workout from them, it was great to have them there for support. I racked up about 9 miles of running, and actually felt really great afterwards. Here is the workout that I completed, courtesy of fellow-RD & triathlete rockstar Marni Sumbal via Triathlete Magazine’s One-Hour Workouts. The only changes that I made included increasing my warm-up and cool-down to 25 minutes each.
Here is this week’s training plan:
Monday: weight maintenance + core workout
Tuesday: 120 min bike – TT
Wednesday: 90 min AM track workout
Thursday: 30 min open water swim
Friday: 75 min bike ride
Saturday: 1,900 yd swim
Sunday: Trinona – Sprint course
T-94 days until Ironman Wisconsin!