Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rev3 Poconos 70.3 Training Week 2

Week two went pretty well if I do say so myself. I love weeks like this that remind me why I train for triathlons. There were quite a few times when I didn't want to go work out but as soon as I started I was glad I did. Case in point, Sunday's long bike ride. I had been nervous about this ride all week and quite frankly was dreading it. It was pretty windy out and my legs were less than fresh so I was expecting this to be a strugglefest. Instead I had one of the best rides I've ever had. I relaxed and everything fell into place.

What I still need to work on is my nutrition. In the past I more or less ate whatever I wanted with the occasional night of binge eating pita chips. I finally decided it was time to make a change when I was barely sleeping and waking up feeling bloated every morning. I also knew that if I was going to have a real shot at going after my lofty goals I was going to have to fuel my body properly.

My nutrition throughout the week was pretty spot on and I never felt under or overfueled on any workouts. Unfortunately I didn't exactly nail my long ride fueling and was left with a nice coating of salt all over my face. Yesterday I went to REI and stocked up on some new fueling goodies and salt caps for this week's ride. All in all though things went pretty well.

Monday- 2600 yd swim, strength
Tuesday- yoga, 6.31 miles track
Wednesday- 26.08 miles biking
Thursday- 2700 yd swim
Friday- rest
Saturday- 6.4 mile run, strength
Sunday- 35.46 miles biking

5300 yards swimming
61.54 miles biking
12.71 miles running
10 hrs 09 min total


  1. Great training week! How many weeks is your plan? Poconos must mean some hill I imagine =)

  2. I just want to hug the world when workouts seem to fall into place...nice week, girl!