Saturday, October 20, 2012

70.3 Training - Week 6

The astute observer will ask: What happened to the Week 5 update, Jon? Ah, ha! Good question. Answer is that Week 5 training was diminished because of Mighty Magnolia.

I registered for Mighty Magnolia months before I registered for River Roux. Didn't want to skip it. Didn't want to miss seeing everyone. And I wanted to see how I had improved.  So Week 5 wasn't really for 70.3 training. But thanks for asking!

Week 6 went well. Swimming has been tight for months. No worries there. I can swim 1.2 miles without any significant concerns. (And who would have thought I'd ever say that?) Been training in the wetsuit. Somewhat more challenging, but not severe.

Running went pretty well. Broke a new Personal Record last night, 10 miles! I feel much more confident having broken into double digit territory. Previously, my record was 8 miles, and that was a long run with Luke, prepping for the Rock N Roll.

Biking was off, though. Work got in the way and I didn't get the road time that I wanted. I'll likely have at least three hours during the race. Haven't touched that distance, yet. Needed to, but couldn't make it work. Did a lot of spinning, though. 

Overall: Feeling strong. Getting much more comfortable. Looking forward to the personal challenge. 

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