A lot of my posts lately have been about new stuff and not really about my training, which is something I need to remedy.
This past week, I had my biggest training week ever, logging 75 miles. Earlier in the season, almost every workout made me feel like I was making progress, getting better, stronger, faster. Then it felt like I peaked a bit after my sprint tri, which went so well. My long bike rides felt slower and harder, my runs felt ok, but I also was barely making it to the pool.
I think I just burned out a bit. Of course, in a vicious cycle, as work entered a hectic few weeks, I let it take over, so I wasn't working out much, and in turn, not sleeping much either, so I started to feel so tired all the time, and like everything was a bit of a relentless onward march.
So, a little time off, a little time focused at work, and I feel ready to be back in the game. I finally chose a marathon training plan, so now I have some focus to my runs. The training plan doesn't officially start until September 5, but I need to work on getting my mileage back a little before that, which has been going really well. It feels so good to be running more again.
I went out this past Saturday for a 6-7 mile run that turned into almost 8. One of those where I just sort of misjudged the distance between two points, and needed to stop and get water. The great thing was, I felt really good. Being able to stay in the shade for most of the time was huge, it made it so much cooler.
So now I just need to get back to swimming - I've been enjoying sleeping in a little too much in the mornings. I do still have an olympic distance I'm planning to do at the end of the month!