To my knowledge, there’s no deep self-analysis coming in this post. Just a recap of a long week of training, with lots of hard work. I set new records for weekly distances covered in running (definitely), swimming (definitely), and biking (most likely). The only reason I can’t confirm the biking numbers is because I’m OCD about my numbers, so I always run both my 910xt and my Edge 500 (in the event that a button gets pressed and the workout gets screwed up), and as a result my Garmin Connect numbers often have duplicate workouts. If anyone has suggestions on how to remedy this, feel free to share!
S: 14,950m, 323′
B: 191.14mi, 600′
R: 39.41mi, 335′
On to some more stuff…
Some quick points:
I officially decided to extend my stay in Florida by an extra week, which means I’ll get to race in a masters swim meet on the first weekend of March, and then the second weekend of March I’ll race in Orlando at Wildman Tri, an Olympic distance race. I’ll be racing with a couple of other Wattie athletes, so I’m excited to finally have a race in the near future to start the season! A bunch of other Wattie athletes are racing at an ITU race in a nearby town, so hopefully we’ll all get together after our racing and medals and celebrate!
I got 3, count it THREE new pairs of shoes last week to break in for training! Two pairs courtesy of ABQ Running, and the third a pair of K-Swiss K’onas that were on a steep discounted sale from the Ironman store. So it was a fun week of breaking all of them in, with no complaints to be had!
My body has mostly adapted to the 7 day training week, but thats not to say I’m not feeling it — on Tuesday I managed to strain my right trap trying to keep up in a backstroke-heavy swim workout, and that’s left me with a kinked neck. It’s gotten mildly better, but as I sit here on Monday, I’m still aware that it’s not right. I’ve had the following treatments: aspirin, Surpass (a topical diclofenac ointment), Shock wave x2, a chiropractor, and acupuncture. I’m hopeful it will go away rather soon, it’s no longer a pain, just an annoyance at this point.
I also started to feel some tightness buried deep in my hip flexor later in the week, so I scheduled a couple dates with my foam roller. As I head out for my last run of the weekend, I was aware of the tightness, and that’s when this came on my iPod:
Alright Kelly, if you say so.
And with that, my fastest (aerobic) run of the season, dropping my average mile split by 20-30.” A good way to end the week.