Here are last week's stats.
Total Workout Time: About 19 hours
Total Running Time: About 6 and a half hours
Total Cycling Time: About 8 and a half hours
Total Swimming Time: About 3 and a half hours
I am tired.
Yesterday was a big workout day -- I biked close to 95 miles and then immediately ran another 6.5. I actually felt okay afterwards -- I met Jamie and the kids for a post-brick recovery meal at Whole Foods, then I took Susanna shopping at Trader Joe's, made dinner, put the kids to bed... I felt pretty normal. Today is supposed to be a rest/ catch-up-on-laundry-cleaning-and-everything-else-I've-neglected day. And so far... I have had a nap. I tried to do a little bit of reading while Jack had his nap, but I fell asleep instead. When he goes down for his afternoon nap, I might sleep again. Right now he is throwing the folded laundry I never put away around TV room and I am letting him.
I am really tired.
Two more weeks of this insanity training and then I hit the major taper, which I think will be a nice way to spend my final weeks of summer holidays. I have also tried to fix my long runs and rides so they don't happen while we're at the beach next week, other than a long run on the last day we are there since I can wake up super early for that and then relax on the drive home.
I am really, really tired.
HOWEVER -- it was a successful week of training and if I can do what I did this weekend -- run 16 miles on Saturday under a 9 pace, and then cycle 96 miles and brick run 6 at a little over a 9 pace -- I am pretty sure I can finish the race, barring any illness/ disqualification/ bike failure.
So I will take three weeks of mad training and feeling really, really, really tired. We're almost there.