Saw this on Facebook yesterday and felt it was appropriate to how I'm feeling about this whole triathlon thing.
Here's how the week played out.
Monday 7/8 - STRENGTH with NROLFW A6 then walked for 3/4 of a mile.
Tuesday 7/9 - RUN 3 miles in 30 min (10 m/m pace) and later in the day SWIM 30 min (backyard pool)
Wednesday 7/10 - BIKE/RUN brick: 11.2 miles on the bike (45 min/15 mph) then 1/2 mile run (10 m/m pace). Later in the day STRENGTH with NROLFW B6
Thursday 7/11 - I was completely burned out and having meltdowns on Wednesday, so I took a rest day and spend the day reading and floating in the pool.
Friday 7/12 - Saw the sports chiro and he benched me from running. My heel and achilles are pretty messed up. Turns out my body is burning out too. He said I could bike easy and swim. BIKE 10.5 miles in 45 min (14.1 mph).
Saturday 7/13 - BIKE 10.6 mph in 44 min (14.4 mph) then a little later in the morning SWIM 1/2 mile in 20 min in the lake. Not really a brick because they were spread out.
Sunday 7/14 - SWIM/BIKE brick - went back to Saturday's lake and did 6 laps SWIM for about 3/4 of a mile (1200 yards or so) in 30 min then tried to BIKE around the area but freaked myself out about getting lost and only went 5.4 very slow miles in 23 min (13.9 mph). Was extremely pissed and disappointed in myself, so when I got home, I did another BIKE ride of 6 miles on the trail in 22 min (16 mph). I still feel like I'll never be a "real" cyclist. I just get too nervous and scared about biking on the roads and my speed is too slow even with my road bike to keep up with group rides. It is what it is, I guess.
This coming Saturday is Tri Del Sol race day. The weather looks pretty close to perfect and might even be cold in the morning (I'm worried about being cold on the bike after getting out of the water and biking soaking wet). That happened in the tri last year and in 15 miles my feet never warmed up. Maybe if they're frozen, my planar fasciitis won't hurt?? #wishfulthinking