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Tuesday Training Update

 


Training is in full effect with a C race (Southern Ultra Relay) and 2 A Races within striking distance after that.  Coach Sami has upped the bike mileage with a 50 miler on Sunday with the Salty Turtle Beer Company Bicycle Club and strength sessions on the trainer on both Friday and Tuesday.  I like bike training, it makes me feel strong!  

Running is going better than it has in years.  I am finally consistent and what a difference that has made.  Silly that it took me 8 years in the sport to learn that periodization does not mean full out or not at all ;-)   Ok ok, maybe I *knew* that - but I really did not want it to be true... it is so true!  I am actually even liking running and may have had a moment of a runner's high during one of my push miles on Saturday.

Swimming is my happy place.  I even learned 2 new drills this week!

Training Totals Jan 5-Jan11:
Swim: 5151 yds
Bike: 83.4 miles
Run: 18.5 miles (+4 more tonight)
Strength/Mobility: 2.5 hours

Upcoming Races:
Jan 22: Southern Ultra Relay
Feb 12: Cheering on all the participants of The Cape Fear Indoor Triathlon
Feb 26: Wilmington Half Marathon
Mar 20: Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico

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