Well- two weeks went by quickly! I didn’t plan on taking a blog break but turns out I took quite a long one. I didn’t write posts, I didn’t comment on others blogs, and I had to clear my Bloglovin’ feed a few times. I think it was the break I needed.
Let’s get right into the training update!
It’s now less than three weeks until Ironman Canada, which means it’s TAPER TIME! I feel like it snuck up on me again just when I was getting into a training groove.
After the 185km confidence-boosting bike, training has been pretty steady. My legs still feel like they get tired quicker and stay tired longer, but it could also be that I tried to get in two solid training weeks.
A couple weekends ago my sister-in-law, Alicia, was in town for Kelly’s dad’s 60th birthday. She’s training for Ironman Canada (her first!!) so brought her bike out.
Kelly, Alicia, and I set out for a 100-mile ride that Saturday. The sky was threatening all day, but we had such a fabulous ride talking the entire time. It flew by! Of course we ended up getting rained on in the last 10km so I fell a few miles short of 100.
On Sunday we celebrated my father-in-law’s milestone birthday. My mother-in-law threw him a surprise party with over 80 people. I think he was genuinely surprised!
This past weekend I completed my toughest workout of the season, a triple brick. My version of the triple brick is quite tame compared to some I read in the blog world and totaled 120km of biking and 15km of running.
It was windy and got hot, but I loved it! I was able to push harder on each bike than if I did the distances altogether. And it felt good to run off the bike. I’ve only done one, two-mile run off the bike since Coeur d’Alene so it was good to get a few in this weekend.
My favourite part of the day was my first bike ride. The sun was just rising and there was fog laced through the beautiful farmers’ fields. I didn’t want to stop and take photos but eventually I did when I was actually in the middle of a fog patch.
I also got in the full Ironman distance swim this weekend. It’s mentally tough for me in a 25m pool (160 lengths) but I got through it to help with my confidence come race day!
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