I will be talking about some altitude-related blogs coming up so stay tuned... It's funny because everyone keeps saying to me, "Ya better start breathing through a straw in all your training." Sounds logical, but that's not really the way to adapt to the stresses of altitude. But we'll save that for later....
I also signed up for Oceanside 70.3 for next year too. Thank god blogging is free because those two race entries set me back over a grand. The price we pay to suffer together. Thankfully in both those races I'll have John and several of my athletes and friends out there too.
|Brought the bikes on our trip to SLO for some epic riding!
In the midst of some crazy/fun training days a la Lucho, this is the last big week before taper starts and it's an important one, so I'll share the deets. I've done a handful of key 70.3 workouts -- pain cave to the max because I'm anything but "fresh" right now haha. (Granted I had a couple ez training days last weekend, but that's mostly because I was in Vegas for a bachelorette party, ouch. Btw, what's with Vegas? Even though I was totally the grandma of the group, Vegas still has a way of sucking out all your energy and leaving you feeling d.e.a.d.)
|Compex. Recovery. It works.
Then yesterday it got even more gnarly: Long bike with 4x30' TTs on 5' recovery with a hard t-run. I've done this workout before, and wanted to do even better this time and really dial in race pace intensity/watts/speed on the TT and then follow it up with a race-pace run. So, the output I had during the TTs was especially pleasing. Let's just say my watts are way up from where they were last year (thanks MTB'ing!) and I felt efficient. Oddly I rode exactly 56 miles, which I didn't plan, and I did it in 2:43, including the easy WU/CD and recoveries. Onto the t-run. It was hot. Good practice because we all know Vineman can be dang hot! I held a 7:35 average pace for just under 10k through the rolling roads around my house. It was a successful workout, minus hydration/nutrition on the run. I got sloppy and didn't carry a bottle with me on the run, well in that heat that got me depleted quickly. Still a successful day, with a nice reward at the end....
|I don't often get cravings for this, but when do and I've earned it, I give in :)