Wishes can come true, right?
After almost 2 weeks of eating lard (tortillas), and infusing my blood with vitamin C rich drinks (cranberry infused vodka and lime in cervesa) while staring at the beach, it was back to reality and back home. Also back (and very much welcomed) was the start of the new season and training.
My work had been pretty slow, so I had time on my hands. With the jeans fitting a little too tight for my comfort (litterally), and after my 2 week binge (ok, if I'm being honest it was more of a 4 month post Ironman binge) I was ready to get back at it.
Little did I know what my coach had in mind. You see after Ironman Canada we had a post race talk about how it went, what we wanted to change, what went well, what didn't. Honestly I think that conversation was more between my other half and coach. I was still celebrating in my victory of beating him out of the water (yay me) and having a solid race. But not S. He was already planning his comeback for IMCDA. He gave a goal time for the bike and the run.
See where I'm going with this? Coach is BRINGING it. Now, don't get me wrong I love it all, and I have the time right now to put in the hard work, but oh my is my body in shock. And ironically, the one who pretty much said "bring it," yah poor guy has been injured and not training so I'm getting his goal work to do.
Here we are the morning of my last workout in week 3, a 3.5hr bike ride with a 20min T-run at half ironman predicted run pace (huh what, what's THAT? you mean I have to come up with a PACE that I think I can run???)
After today's workout my totals as of Jan 4th (when we got back from Mexico) are:
~36hrs total: Bike 18hrs ~400miles, Run 10hrs 71miles, Swim 6hrs 9.7miles or 17000yards, and 2hrs of strength training.
And that right there is the reason that I am even up right now posting this blog. Back to my original point above that it's still cold outside, we aren't starting our long rides until about 9am which means I can SLEEP in!!!!
Except my hunger work me up at 5:30 this am and I had to leave my cozy bed with snugly dogs to go eat. Bitter sweet I tell ya. All I can say is I sure hope this hunger stabilizes cause those jeans aren't exactly getting any loser even with all that training.
Now excuse me, I am off to eat breakfast #2 before my ride and grab my snickers for my mid ride snack :-)