Week 3 has come and gone - bring on #4! Only 144 more days until Ironman Texas!
So How'd I do with Week 3?
Here are the Results (via BeginnerTriathlete.com Logs):
3h 47m 10s
Total Time - 14h 04m
Long Run - 15.13 Mi Long Ride - 60.80 Mi Long Swim - 3000 Yds
Overall this was about an hour more than what the plan called for and that is because of my excessive amount of swimming. Lately, I have really been enjoying my time in the pool and have added in some extra work. My swim fitness is only a couple of weeks away from being Ironman Distance ready! This is amazing to me because one year ago I never would have imagined that I would feel this way about my swimming. As a matter of fact, swimming anything over 500 meters petrified me!
All 5h 27m of the bike were done on the indoor trainer this week thanks to the cooler than normal temperatures in the Houston area. As those of you that spend anytime on a trainer can attest - this is much more draining mentally than it is physically!
After three weeks my legs feel really fresh and mentally I am still sharp. My motivation is very high right now despite the fact the weather has been less than ideal. I attribute this positive energy level to the large amount of group training I am doing. This week I did all of my swims and runs either in a group or with a partner. Now the bike has been a solo effort but as soon as the weather breaks I will be out with my Tri friends sucking wheels. This group work has helped keep me focus and I plan on continuing it through out the rest of my training!