A question to everyone out there? As my race day is coming up, I am still in turbo mode with my training. I have 3 weeks to go. My intention is to put in one more 'hardcore' week of training. I will start it Monday with a 5-6 hour ride, Tuesday a 30k'ish run and then add in some strong swims another good speed workout another good sprint bike day and a 2-3k speed OWS. Then the week after start to drop the miles. Am I being too agressive to close to the race? I feel that I get the most out of my training leading to a race keeping a decent intensity towards it. However, I have not done an IM and do not want to go into it tired. PLEASE share your thoughts, ideas and experiences! Look forward to your replies!
Yesterday was an awesome run day! Did an 18k run with one of the girls in my run Yoga clinic. The weather was easy for it, sunny and cool with a slight breeze to keep it fresh! Loved every minute of it! It was great a well as the girl I was running with set a new distance PB and di it with a smile. One of the greatest things I enjoyed about the run was the mental aspect of it. All the time that I have run, it has not been at all my favorite thing to do. As a matter of fact I thought running sucked! Every day going out for my run was a chore, I know it was all in my mond because it was no different that any other workout, I just let it get to me! I have come to the relaization that my lack of passion was driven by my own mental game. As I have been out following a logic to my run training and putting in teh miles the results have started to arrive. As I am getting results I am enjoying the runs, go figure! So, yesterdays run is one which I have done a ton of times. The difference was I did the entire thing with a smile on my face. I started strong and finished hte exact same way! The only thing I changed is some story in my head that running sucks!
So, as I continue along the training and racing my frame of mind is now going to be in a different bucket! Love it or don't bother doing it! It makes the whole day a lot easier to do and the results come along much better!
I hope you all have an awesome weekend! Good luck to those who are racing and, HAVE FUN!@