Only five weeks to go, so I'm into the heavy volume weeks.
Last week was a run focus week totalling 7550 yards swimming, 76.9 miles riding, 44.4 miles running.
Saturday morning I did a 500 yard TT after a 2100 yard swim set, and my T-pace was 2:00. I'm happy about that, because although that's still slow it's significantly faster than last year's 2:35. My work on developing a better pull is working...
After 2.5 hours of yardwork Saturday afternoon, I went for a 3 hour, 20 mile run. 9 minute pace, 141 average HR.
Sunday was raining too hard, so I tried a long, easy pace ride on my CompuTrainer, simulating the IMAZ course. Aargh. I can run 3 hours on a treadmill (music or DVD to keep me company), but for some reason easy pace on a bike trainer kills me even with a DVD. I bailed at 2.5 hours and then ran 6 miles on the treadmill at 10 minute pace. I tried reading on the treadmill, but the magazine print was too fine and my head was bouncing too much to be comfortable. I've ordered a clamp-on book stand via Amazon; I'll let you know how that works.
Normally I have music or a DVD on while running. I'm mid-way through the second season of The West Wing. Easily one of the best TV series of the past decade, even if it did go downhill after Sorkin left. As I watch these one after the other, I've noticed a certain lack of variety in the dialog. I think Sorkin should have worked harder on giving each character a more unique voice; the dialog seems interchangeable. Or perhaps all Ivy-educated, liberal political functionaries do all sound alike.