Today ends week two of training for me. I found a 36 week training plan at trifuel.com that im using until January. Starting in January, Brett from Zentri is supposed to start coaching me. Until then I'm going "mostly" off the trifuel plan. Ive been following it really well except for the swimming part. I haven't started swimming yet but plan on easing into it. I'm throwing a few extra runs in the mix to help prepare for the few half marathons I have coming up. Today I have a 35 min bike followed by a 55 min run. This should give me close to 8 hours for the week and a total of 15 to 16 hours for the first 2 weeks.
I ran in the Great Pumpkin 5K yesterday morning. I was hoping to put out a PR but came up pretty short. I started out way too fast and barely held my last mile under 8 mins. Finished 14th in my age group with a time of 22:25, 7:14 pace.
Last week I rode the bike for the relay portion of the Longhorn 70.3. This was the race I was training for when I had my wreck. I had a lot of emotions going into this race/ride.. brought back a lot of memories.
I ended up doing better than I thought I would. I just wanted to see how well I could do at the start of my training. I have never ridden this far and this would really be a test on my neck. Around mile 35 is where I started feeling the neck pain. I toughed it out and finished the 56 miles in 2 hours 56 mins, 19 MPH average... I'm really happy about my results and know with more time in the saddle/in the aero bars to get my neck used to the pain, I can do 112 miles..