Another week of training. Another week of eating a million calories (not all of them healthy – but who gives a crap?). Another week of trying to keep my eyes open in the afternoon. Someone training for an Ironman might often be mistaken for someone who has narcolepsy. It’s possible.
Here’s how it broke out this week:
Tuesday: 5 mile run with intervals
Wednesday: 12 mile run
Thursday: 2,400 yard swim, 20 mile bike ride
Friday: 21 mile bike
Saturday: 51 mile bike
Sunday: 52 mile bike, 2,000 yard swim
Total time: 13 hours, 39 minutes
Total Workouts: 8
Total Miles: 164.9 (Swim ~3.9 miles, bike 144 miles, run 17 miles)
I feel great coming off of the week. I find it amazing how the body adapts. I spent 6.5 hours on my bike in the past two days and I can still function and my crotch is in one piece. I can probably do the moonwalk or do Double Dutch if I really wanted.
I did today’s ride solo. While yesterday’s ride was the front half of the Boulder course, today’s was the last half. Here are some of the views. I am not sure why the bike course goes through Kansas.
Just to prove to you I have a life outside of training, here are some other highlights from the week.
Shopping with Emma who enjoys posing on the cart. I am not sure where she learned to be such a ham because I never do things like that. I mean I NEVER stood on the back of the cart when I was six and made the whole thing fall over on me. Never.
I went to meet the Helly Hansen people in Boulder. Helly is up and coming in the world of running and outdoor gear. Their 2015 line will feature some really stylish pieces that have cutting edge wicking technology. They are also the official gear sponsor of the Bolder Boulder.
They sent me this Feather Jacket recently, which I really love. I’ve worn in for both cycling and running.
Afterwards, I got rather busy and almost ran out of gas.
I saw mama and ducklings out back. I could watch these little ones all day. It is so cute how they cling to their mama. Do you ever think she needs a duck’s night out? Just to get away?
We had a dog cuddle session. Heidi needs to learn she is not a lap dog.
I made some Pro Cakes from a mix that the Pro Cake people sent over. These are gluten free and unlike most pancakes are packed with protein. I have made them now after two of my long workouts. They have a nutty and satisfying taste (I know this because I tasted them plain before covering them in Mrs. Butterworth's syrup). Doesn’t everyone wear their down coat inside in May? (I am always freezing after I run).
My mom, Emma and I made super hero capes and headbands for tomorrow’s Bolder Boulder 10K. I thought these turned out the cutest.
Egg sandwich or pancakes? I usually go for the egg sandwich. Today I had both.
Do you get cold after runs or is it just me?
Tell me a story about when you ran out of gas.
What’s the last “unhealthy” thing you ate? Dots and Kettle Corn in bed last night.