The kona training is going really well. No injuries and really pushing myself to the max. Last weekend was a killer. Of course I decided to start of my season with a run with Hurricane Barry and I completed 13 miles in the crazy rain and wind on saturday morning. Three things were going through my head: 1) My competitors are probably sleeping right now 2) I will probably race atleast 1 race in the pouring rain or extreme wind 3) This is really cool and I bet the drivers out there think I'm crazy! It was a lot of fun and I just kept laughing at myself (which I do when I am training in bad, but safe, conditions).
Sunday was a tough day. 3 hour bike ride followed by a 30 minute run. The bike was tough since I did a HUGE interval set. 11 miles at 75%, 9 miles at 75%, 9 miles at 85%, 5 miles at 90%. OUCH! Monday was a well-needed recovery spin and Tuesday I had a great swim/run practice.Coach Matt has been telling me to push harder during swimming and I just can't seem to get that little umph and build up the lactate like I did when I was swimming competitively in college. Well, I showed Matt on Tues how much I want to race 10:30 at Kona. Main set with fins was 8 x 125 on 1:40, 5 x 100 on 2 minutes, 5 x 100 on 1:45, 5 x 100 1:10!!!! Was he crazy. Well, I did make some of them, coming in at 1:04. Didn't make the last two and I wanted to puke after the set! What a killer workout!
After the swim was my normal interval run on the pinellas trail. Did I ever run hard! 1 hour and 10 minute run with 2 sets of the following hard at 75% - 5 minutes hard, 2 minutes easy, 4 minutes hard, 4 minutes easy.
Tues afternoon I did my recovery spin on the bike. Around 40 miles and felt just great. Wed I had to miss the afternoon ride with the Gearlink guys cause I was super busy all day and needed to work on the Vegas presentation.
Leaving on Sunday for vegas! I hope I win big with the $5 I am spending there!!!
Have a great weekend everyone. Stay safe and train hard..and have fun!