June 2, Day 110
- 92 min bike, 10 minutes Z1, 10 minutes Z2, 3 x (2.5 minutes Z4/5 minutes Z1) 55 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1
- 60 min run, 10 minutes Z1, 10 minutes Z2, 20 minutes Z3, 10 minutes Z2, 10 minutes Z1
- 1850y swim, 250 yd Z1, 400 yd Z3, 120″ rest, 200 yd Z3, 120″ rest, 1000 yd Z1
I think you’re supposed to become wiser as you age. At least, so all the societal norms seem to say. I seem determined to buck that trend.
First of all, I had a great swim. I nailed all the intervals and felt great. I am almost to the point I am worried about peaking too early on the swim, because everything has been fantastic so far and it’s my weakest event. However, I’ll take it. I’m sure I’ll reach a rough spot there.
Saturday’s run was challenging. First of all, 20 minutes in Z3 is a good stretch and a solid workout at any point. But I saw early in the morning that it was going to be hot, so I put it off until late in the morning on purpose to get heat practice in. This was actually a really good idea on the surface. However, I failed to respect the run and as a result, faded out after the 20 min stretch. You see, I already know I have trouble with the heat. Yet, I went ahead and ran in it anyway without:
- Taking any fluids
- Taking any nutrition
- Taking any sodium tablets or electrolytes of any kind
This on top of having given blood that week? No wonder I wiped out in the last 15 minutes.
Unfortunately it had a cascading effect the rest of the weekend. Saturday’s struggles led to dead legs on Sunday while trying to do my speed intervals at Z4. I got them done, I always do on the bike, but it took so much out of me that I was pretty much dead the rest of the day. I had a short swim scheduled for Sunday evening but cancelled it.
While soaking and trying to recover from that run my dog was hanging out near the tub, so I got her to bathe after I was done. Might as well get something useful done. Rather than show a picture of my sweaty grossness, here’s one of her after bath time:
Lesson learned I hope. TRAIN PROPERLY FOR THE HEAT. It should be in the 90s much of this week so I’ll have another shot tomorrow to see if I learned anything.
Anything at all.