Week 5 was the second build week of three. I built in some areas but not others
Swim : 4 miles (7600 yds) /2:55
Bike: 104 miles / 7:17
Run: 20 miles / 2:52
Total: 128 miles / 14:35
Well I was slightly successful with having more focused workouts. I did a speed workout on the the treadmill but had a #fail on the tempo run. I am still scoping out good places to run by my work. My week was kind of whack-a-doodle because I needed to take care of some personal stuff (if you must know a haircut and some waxing) so that messed with my my early week workouts. I am very happy with my ride on Sunday in which I got 70 miles in! I broke it up with a smoothie break after 40 miles which was really helpful. I will just keep extending when I take my “lunch break” on the bike because I don’t plan on taking one on Ironman day. But it really helped me avoid needing someone to rescue me (although, that can be nice).
This week I want to get more serious in the pool. I know I have said that I don’t feel the need to improve my swimming time because I am lucky that parts comes easy to me. But as I was swimming on Sunday I really started to think that if I can put some extra effort in the pool now, on race day it will be a gentle warm up for a long, hard day. You have all heard the saying “Train hard, race easy” or some version of that. Well this week that started to click with me. I need to train harder, so that on race day it will be easier.