So I knew I had to do my monthly update on my training hours but I am sure the few people who read this probably are bored by just the hours update so I decided to add in some updates on my training for Ironman Wisconsin which is 30 days out! The biggest change in my training has been my refocusing and goal adjusting. I realized in July that triathlon is not the end all be all of my life and I stopped putting so much pressure on myself. I was so caught up in the regimented schedule of Ironman training that it started to take its toll. I began to dislike training and I was not sure if I wanted to do Ironman Wisconsin. So my coach and I changed my schedule to a “flex” schedule which basically means I have my workouts for the week but I can decide what days I want to do them. I really like this because I can wake up in the morning and decide what I want to do the next day, or make that decision in advance but not feel like I have to keep that schedule. That has helped so far and I am back to enjoying the swim, bike, run training! And it could not have come at a better time because the last few weeks and the next few weeks are HUGE for my race September 9th.
Well now that I have that out-of-the-way here are the training hours for July! They should have been more but with my week “break” from training they are a little lower but still pretty good I think. I have been very very very lucky to have stayed healthy all season but I know I have been pushing myself to the limit without overdoing it.
Swim Training: 34900 yards in 10 hours and 36 minutes
Bike Training: 612 miles in 31 hours and 30 minutes
Run Training: 131 miles in 17 hours and 45 minutes
I also added in 2 hours of cross training/walking