Sunday, December 9, 2012

Week 1 and counting, hope it gets better

So today is the end of our 1st week of training for our IMTX. The week was a lot heavier in training that we were expecting. It was something like 11 hours of workouts. Considering that we haven't been doing much training since our 70.3 in Austin it was hard to get back to it. We had a busy week with work and other activities that simply made it harder. Skipping 2 days of the training plan was not ideal, but all in all it was not as bad.

Overall we didn't do as bad, put 4050 yd in the pool, 98 mi in the bike and 7 mi running/jogging/walking. Yesterday took a toll on us, we had a swim and a run however Coach M set a time trial practice for us, which this was mainly to set a marker for us (same thing he did for the run). I went all out, averaging 20 mph for 10 miles and completing a 20 mile ride in about 1:05 including warm-up and cool-down. We then did our swim and run later in the evening, the run was painful, hardly could keep a 9'/mile pace and Res was at about 10'/mi. it was overall painful, and legs were feeling heavy. We did a good 20 minute stretch after it and it helped. This morning we had set up with some people from the team to go for our scheduled ride. The day was looking warmer than usual and humid, however by the time we got to the speedway it seemed like the wind was picking up and it was making it a bit cooler. We set off, did a 5 mile warm up lap at the speedway and then set off to go to Krum. That's when things got interesting, as we turned to get out of the speedway the road was a bit wet, long and behold... I wiped out on the bike. Bike went from under me and I just slid for a few feet. Enough to had a good rash that didn't get to see until the end of the ride but I knew it was there. I got up quickly, since I just hit my leg and a bit of my hands (thanks for layers and gloves, it would've been worse). Res was way behind me and didn't really see me fall. We took off from there, heading north it was slow, one I was sore from the fall, and two it was windy, seemed like we had the wind in front of us the whole way. Got to Krum, waited for Res, did a quick stop to rest and then headed back. I took off, taking advantage of the tail wind, but between the soreness and legs just getting tired it felt a bit slow, looking back at the Garmin data, it wasn't the case, actually it was a lot better that what I felt.

We of course, got back and pigged out to burgers at Five Guys, I think it was a well deserved meal :). It's been a slow moving Sunday, sore in the upper body for me and Res' legs are also sore. She pushed hard on the bike and the wind took a toll on her.

Well, for now, lets rest tomorrow, and get back to it on Tuesday for the start of week 2... let's hope is a better week..

Not giving up. this is just the beginning