After updating last months totals, which you can see in the right column, It is clear that ALL my numbers were done in August. So how come? Heat, humidity, Lazy ASS? I'll say that last one!
My swim was 1/2 compared to July, my bike was down 60 miles compared to July and my run was down 8 miles comparatively. And one thing to note is that my Overall monthly training time was increased by about 30 minutes in August. So recap: LESS TRAINING VOLUME = MORE TRAINING TIME. WTF? not sure what to think on that one other than I just went overall slower in the month of August and it cost me just a bit more time, What can you do... right.
No worries as it's a new month and a race month that is! Cinco Sprint (400m/19mi/3mi) come the end of the month and it's all gearing towards Canyon Lake next month in mid Oct.
So with that being said, yesterday was the TNT Group run and myself and Coach Liz went out and ran the 4.4 miler course before scheduled time. Then once we started our scheduled TNT run it started raining/lightening so we changed the course to around the park loop and only got about 1/2 way around when it was too bad and we had to turn everyone around and head back. So that gave me another 2.6 miles for a total of 7 miles for Saturday, not bad.
Then this morning I was out the door with Dino and we headed for the Flat route for a little brick time. After a nice tailwind cranking my out speed up to 22 mph it was turn around time and head wind dropped it down to about 17 mph finishing the 27.16 miles in 1 hr 30 mins with avg. speed of 18 mph. Then it was run time. Made a quick T2 and I was off. Legs felt tired and I have not been practicing too many bricks and not to mention the 7 mile run the day before but the weather was cooler and my HR was staying down towards the bottom of Z2 so I kicked the pace up just a little and finished off my 3 miles in 30:23. Not bad for my brick.
So the first 2 days of the month training is moving along. Oh but wait.... I have to say on Friday I went to swim out at Twin Lakes in my new..!!! (dant da danaaa) Xterra Vengence Full wetsuit!
I ordered it last week and it came in this week so I had to try it out, even though it was Totally 88* water, I was overheated in a hurry so made it short. It was definitely a great little try out swim and I look forward to many more swims leading up to IMCdA in this baby!
Also I must mention that while out swimming I was there with the HRTC swim group, the group name is the Lake Sharks, didn't know sharks were in lakes but it's kinda funny. Anyway I noticed this gal getting ready on the dock to jump in and swim and I was like "hey are you Pink Guru Gal from the Blogs?" and she is like YEAH! who are you? I'm JohnnyTri. She goes, oh yeah, great to met you! So we chatted just a little while she finished getting ready for her taper swim as Pink Guru Gal is heading out to IM Wisconsin this week!
Tomorrow looks like a motorcycle ride up to the bike course to show Mrs. JT and just have a great Labor Day. Enjoy EVERYBODY!rockon`