I have cca 1hour before going to swim and have nothing to do and I have noone to talk to so I figured I will share with the whole world:)
Maybe I should take a nap instead but it will be hard to wake up and go swimming afterwards.
Did ~3h bike ride, which was little strange. Not very well executed. I did last 2 hours with some friends and since my bike computer does not work and I wanted to get some data I stayed with them although they went slower than I would have liked.
1h58in, 33.6miles, speed 17.1mph, HR 135. Pretty pathetic, isn't it? Oh well, it was just to get T.I.T.S. up.
Then I went running. 15minutes!!! Longest I have run since...well, the tri I did at the end of May. But longest training run since sometime in April.
I decided to cap my HR at 160. Thus it was more like a shuffle not a real run. I am so not long-distance fit. I can get my HR to high 180 very easily and hold it there.
But I wonder isn't that good? Isn't that what athletes want? Be able to run at high speeds that are like 90% of their max HR for the longest time possible. At least marathoners do that, don't they? But sure, running a <3h marathon is a whole different story than doing a 11h long Ironman. So I am going to get a IM distance fit.
My calves are killing me. Seriously. They are really sore today. I have been wearing compression socks for a run and am wearing them now. Maybe that will help.
When I was running 400s on Thursday and I had this small panic attack for a second. I was hurting a little on one of the 400s and then suddenly I realized that IM is going to hurt. The marathon I did in 2009 was very easy. It never hurt. It was like a long slow easy run. I was sore like hell afterwards but that was because of the distance not because of hard work. Running a 3:30marathon was a piece of cake, it is way easier than running a 19min 5k. But running a marathon after swimming for 2.4miles and biking for 112miles? It probably won't be that easy, will it? I am sure that it will not be the same pain as running a fast 5k but it will be pain. And for that split second on my 400 I was like, I do not want to hurt for 3+ hours. That IM marathon after bike is going to hurt. Sure I kind of think that running a 5h IM marathon would not hurt, it would be just long. But I do not want to run a 5h IM marathon. I want to run 3:35 IM marathon. And I am sure that it will hurt. Lot of work to do, lot of work to do.
I have Oly tri in 4 weeks. And call me crazy but I am not thinking about the race strategy etc, I am thinking about what to wear! My sister would be proud of me, haha. At first I thought that one piece or two piece swimsuit will be ok. Because I am not going to wear tri suit. Too much drag in water. And Michelle agrees with one-piece swim suit. But this is not Hawaii, this is Michigan! And running in swimsuit? Hm. I have a feeling that I will be the only one. And surely the only one from our club. Maybe I will be surprised and there will be others, I have no idea. Well, I am going to do it of course but people are going to think that I am crazy. And I am not sure I like to "be different" when it comes to running around half naked. But what else can I do?!?
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