What a great week this has been! Even though we had a little bit of child drama this afternoon that took the wind out of my sails, I am still feeling great from Iron Girl Syracuse. I'm still working on my race report, but here are my official splits:
Swim: 8:32 1:26/100yds
Bike: 52:54 21.1 mph
Run: 25:56 8:21/mi
4/140 Age Group 35-39
This is an overall improvement from my time last year. I am especially pleased with my run, since I've been doing very low volume and no speed work at all since Rev3. More to come on this...
Anyway, despite the fact that I raced on Saturday, I still put in a pretty full week of training. I feel like my run is finally starting to come back. My Iron Girl run was a huge confidence booster for me, and I'm looking forward to getting my volume up in the coming weeks.
My feet are still not 100%, but I am learning how to manage and coddle them better. The secret has been in the way I sleep, believe it or not. As long as I sleep with my feet hanging off the end of the bed, most mornings I can actually walk normally when I get up. The problem with this method is that it requires me to be "aware" of my feet throughout the night and change positions if I notice my feet aren't where they should be. So, I finally broke down and bought a pair of Strassburg socks, which, in essence, do the same thing, but without me having to remind myself all night long. They haven't arrived yet, but I think they are going to help even more.
I am also going to start trail running at least once a week to start preparing for my 50K in November. (I almost put exclamation points after that because I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!) Is it weird that I am excited about this? Maybe a little, but I never said I wasn't weird...or crazy...
Here are the numbers:
Swim: 2h 18m 6751 yds
Bike: 4h 23m 19s 61.45 mi
Run: 1h 52m 42s 13.84 mi
Aflac Iron Girl Syracuse: 1h 30m 41s (600 yd swim/18 mi bike/5K run)
Total: 10h 4m 42s
I hope all of you have a wonderful week. Happy training!!