Has-Been Ironman competitor makes his was back to being fit and accomplishing lofty goals :)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Week 17 Review
So Happy To Crush Another Week of Training!
I haven't been as consistent with the strength training as I would have liked this week. I'm so sore from doing them that I wanted to make sure I recovered a little more before trying them again. That, and I dislike working my non-existent core. I have to stop making excuses for skipping those 'optional' workouts.
I am thankful that my IT Band is under control finally. It was hardly a factor on my long run, disaster avoided! The long runs have been consistently tough every weekend because it seems to ALWAYS snow right before my run. I had to rearrange the schedule by swapping long run/bike days to try to avoid the snow, but that didn't work. Knowing that I would be stuck out in the snow again, I cut 30 minutes from my long bike. I really shouldn't have done that, oh well. My bike feels weak, because it is. I'll worry about getting faster on the bike after the Around The Bay race. I'm concentrating still on my running only, but after all this investment in running - I'm still very slow compared to even the middle-of-the-pack times. I am simply not a runner. Frustrating but I am coming to terms that it will take alot more time to develop any kind of respectable speed. Running is completely new to me.
I am excited to see how strong my swimming has become. I haven't poured on any obious speed but I am feeling very strong in the pool. I think swimming is definitely my strongest discipline. Obviously that doesn't translate to much time out on the race course, but it at least I can free up time to concentrate on my bike and run. I can't wait to try some open water swimming as soon as it warms up enough.
Even with a slight glitch in my routine, I am happy with this weeks results. Especially that my IT Band is feeling waaay better. Nalgene bottle for a roller works wonders!