The Thanksgiving holiday got me backed up a little on updating my training portion of the blog. Plus, I’ve been working the entire holiday (lucky me), and it has been hectic. My job is great because I get a lot of time off. But when I am at work I am hoofing it. And I am choosing to view that as mental toughness training. Sometimes my job is relentless and kicks me when I am down. How better to train for mental toughness. Tomorrow is the last day of this stretch, and then I will have 2 weeks to devote to endurance training. That rocks!
So last week was a hybrid week. The first half I finished off my last endurance week with a long swim of 40 minutes, a long ride of 2 hrs 15 minutes and then a brick (which refers to bike followed by a run) of 2 hours. Then I have run 5 miles several mornings over the holiday weekend. That was week 6.
Week 7 will be getting back to endurance training with pushing all the distances again up to a bike of about 2.5 hours, a swim of 50 minutes, and a run of 1.75 hours. It feels really good to be training again. I keep picturing myself at the race in different situations. How will I handle this or that? How will I look here or there? And all of those pictures involve me finishing. I will finish an Ironman.