Only 3.5 weeks until Pumpkinman Half Iron. It becomes more and more important to mimic race conditions and plans such as food, course elements (hills), timing etc... So, after I finished my rather long brick today I made notes. That way I can remember exactly what happened and I won't have to guess when I'm prepping for the all important race.
But first, I want to mention Saturday's disaster. Saturday proved to be a breakthrough day but unfortunately in the wrong direction. It was supposed to be a 4 hour bike ride and 35 minute run. Three hours into my bike ride my body and mind decided to give in. Surrender. Quit. I found myself pulling over to the side of the road to just sit and gather myself. All the while asking 'what is happening'. After 5 minutes of self pity I decided I needed to go home and lay on the couch. I love my couch. I'm sure there is a good reason this happened and I do not fret about it. I have moved on in search of a day of training where everything goes right.
Today was a moderately long brick session. 50 miles on the bike and a 7 mile run. It went well considering the heat.
4 Gu's on the bike..
1 Bottle of water with salt tabs
1 Bottle of watered down Gatorade endurance
Ate a light breakfast before leaving.
Heart Rate on the Bike Zone 3 mostly. Some Zone 4 time.
Heart Rate on the Run Zone 4 the entire run.
Pain in legs while on bike - Prominent - Ask Jen what can be done.
Temperature 89 degree - 46% Humidity
I just want to burp.