It’s about to start getting real around here folks, I’m just over THREE months out from my first 70.3 of the season and I’m nowhere close to feeling race ready, but that’s okay. If I were feeling calm and ready three months out I would be going in to the race incredibly over-trained and burned out which would make for a pretty crappy race.
So here I am, getting ready to start a recovery week tomorrow before really getting into the Eagleman-specific training.
Here’s a brief rundown on the past two months of training:
Swimming is going…well….it’s going. I’m not in love with it and might not ever be but that’s okay. I’m not really seeing much improvement but I have to wonder if it’s because I’m just going through the motions and not pushing myself as hard as I should be. The answer is likely yes which means I need to start getting after it in the pool.
Cycling has been good. I’ve been on the trainer more than I ever have and actually intend to keep it that way through the season with the exception of my longer rides. My coach likes to focus on big gear sessions and intervals which can be great and done outside IF you have a place to ride with out lots of stop and go areas, but I do not, so I’ll continue on my trainer. I just tell myself in the end all of the early morning indoor sessions will be totally worth it and make me a stronger cyclist.
Running. I love running, it’s definitely my happy place in training right now. My coach has had me running more than I thought I can handle, about 5-6 times a week, and it has been paying off big time. I’m feeling strong on hills, running faster in general and I raced the Death Valley 10K about five minutes faster than I expected (recap on the blog tomorrow).
There you have it, pretty much January and February in a nutshell. I’ve carved out time to actually be able to do a weekly recap through Eagleman training, so be sure to come back next week to see how recovery week went!
How did your week go? Any races coming up?